from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any animal (but especially any bird) that visits or resides in a specified location during the winter
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which passes the winter in a specified place or manner; specifically, an ox or cow kept to feed in a particular place during winter.
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'winter bird,' or 'winterer' -- I suppose, because it is one of the few that stay in these parts all the year round, and is therefore often noticed by them in winter time.
A more desolate existence than the life of a fur-trading winterer in the far north can scarcely be imagined.
Such temerity amazed the winterer beyond coherent expression.
"You don't say they're sending another lot of men to the Athabasca!" exclaimed the winterer.
"What were you saying about your hard luck?" and he turned to the northern winterer again.
After 4 years away it's been fantastic to step back onto the Ice and into Scott Base, this time as a veteran over-winterer.
` winter bird, 'or ` winterer' -- I suppose, because it is one of the few that stay in these parts all the year round, and is therefore often noticed by them in winter time.
"Aye, that's so," agreed the winterer, "I heard of a fellow on the
"Why, Cameron," began a northern winterer a few places below me, "it's taken me three months fast travelling to come from McKenzie River to
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