Origin of migratory
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Examples from the Web for migratory
Mayor Gardner noted that a lake that had served as a summer breeding ground for migratory cranes recently disappeared.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed
Terry Greene Sterling
April 1, 2014
Demographic experts say Philadelphia is in the crosshairs of several unfortunate trends, both economic and migratory.Is Philadelphia in Decline? New Report Shows a City With Marked Challenges
April 4, 2012
As much to me as if a stray, migratory mule had rambled into the wood and found me, and I him.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
Are they like the ducks, merely come, pause, and proceed on their migratory way?The Hound From The North
They know that, without the migratory worker, most of the crops wouldn't get harvested.See?
Edward G. Robles
All dams in streams in which are migratory fish should have fish-ways or fish-ladders.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Encampment does not in any way distress this migratory tribe.Artists' Wives
- of, relating to, or characterized by migration
- nomadic; itinerant
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Word Origin and History for migratory
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Traveling from one place to another at regular times of year, often over long distances. Salmon, whales, and swallows are all migratory animals.
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