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A.Word.A.Day--snowbird

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snowbird (SNO-bird) noun

1. A person who moves to a warmer climate for the winter.

2. Any of various birds (e.g. junco, snow bunting, fieldfare) seen chiefly in winter.

[From snow + bird.]

"Only one region eluded a cold weather alert, although it won't be luring snowbirds. At about minus-34C today, it's briskness-as-usual in Yellowknife, N.W.T." Christian Cotroneo; Toronto Star (Canada); Snow's Blowin' in the Wind; Jan 27, 2004.

"Song has grabbed some of the snowbird business that JetBlue relies on to fill its seats between New York and Florida." Jeremy Kahn; Investors Head For the Exits at JetBlue; Fortune (New York); Feb 10, 2004.

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