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Examples of snowbird in a Sentence
Like many of the state's snowbirds, they live in Florida from November through March.
Recent Examples of snowbird from the Web
Mary Jane spent her retirement time as a snowbird travelling to Florida for the winter months and returned to New England for the summer months.
Akhtar Hussain, owner of the Village Coffee Pot on Donnelly Street, said the four-hour time limit is needed only when snowbirds are in the area.
The 71-year-old is another snowbird splitting time between Massachusetts and Lauderdale By The Sea.
Despite the decade’s influx of godless movie people and their trailing entourage of wannabes and hangers-on, the city had remained a magnet for aging health-seekers, middle-class snowbirds, and retirees from the Midwest.
Paulyne Charron, a snowbird from northern Ontario, pulled over with her fellow travelers for a closer look.
Pictured here are snowbirds from last year's event.
Another likely casualty of the wall is relatively unknown to snowbirds and visitors to the area, but a can't-miss destination for birders: an RV park in a small river town called Salineno, population 200.
Many of the birds here are residents, while others fly in every year to escape winter elsewhere and then leave, which makes them truly snowbirds.
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Did You Know?
Snowbird has been in use since the late 1600s, but it has only been applied to humans since the early 1900s. It was first used to describe men who enlisted in the armed forces to get food and clothing during the winter months and then deserted as the warm spring weather approached. Not long after, the term was applied to the northern laborers who would flock down south to work as the cold, harsh winter set in up north. Today, northerners of all kinds, from vacationers to retirees, can be seen migrating as soon as the first frost arrives.
SNOWBIRD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of snowbird for English Language Learners
: someone who spends the winter months in a warm place
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