having a space tan n.
Hilary’s space-tanned features hardened; the light gray of his eyes darkened.
His face, space-tanned to a healthy leather hue, was contorted with anger.
Craig’s space-tanned face set in lines of puzzlement.
Jets blasting, Bat Durston came screeching down through the atmosphere of Bbllzznaj, a tiny planet seven billion light years from Sol. He cut out his super-hyper-drive for the landing…and at that point a tall, lean spaceman stepped out of the tail assembly, proton gun-blaster in a space-tanned hand.
His heavily space-tanned face could not pale, but it blued a little under the taut, weathered bronze.
He was a short, wiry man, smiling broadly, with thin space-tanned features and a keen-pointed nose.
You can imagine the effect this had on the captain. He staggered and the blood drained from his space-tanned face.
Captain Roberts was tall and resplendent in his Cunard dress uniform, and his space-tanned face, shielded from the polar breeze by a mass of black beard, creased into a professional smile.
Nat Schachner, "Slaves of Mercury", in Astounding
From his etext collection, Ralf Brown suggested a number of stories as sources for cites: we would like to see cites from printed sources of these stories:
"The Energy Eaters" by Arthur K. Barnes and Henry Kuttner
Raymond A. Palmer, "The Vengeance of Martin Bran"
Paula King, "Maia's_Veil (Book_Two_of The Cloudships of Orion)"
Michelle Levigne, "Sunsinger"
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1932 example from Nat Schachner and a 1933 example from J. H. Haggard.
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