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Word: migratory

Definition: wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another


Sentences Containing 'migratory'

I can only assert that instincts certainly do vary--for instance, the migratory instinct, both in extent and direction, and in its total loss.
Mr. Swaysland, of Brighton, who during the last forty years has paid close attention to our migratory birds, informs me that he has often shot wagtails (Motacillae), wheatears, and whinchats (Saxicolae), on their first arrival on our shores, before they had alighted; and he has several times noticed little cakes of earth attached to their feet.
On this hint, attempts have been made to construct elaborate migratory charts of the sperm whale.* *Since the above was written, the statement is happily borne out by an official circular, issued by Lieutenant Maury, of the National Observatory, Washington, April 16th, 1851.
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