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Winter

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

German family of glass engravers. Friedrich Winter (d 1711), a hardstone cutter and glass engraver, had a privileged position working for Graf Christoph Leopold von Schaffgotsch in the...

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winter

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 71 words.

verb winter off send (stock) to be grazed away from a home property in winter. winter over remain (specifically in

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Winters

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 8 words.

English and German: patronymic from Winter.

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winter

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 7 words.

the dead of winter: see dead.

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winter

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 61 words.

OE. winter = OS., OHG. wintar (Du., G. winter), ON. vetr, Goth. wintrus :- Gmc. *wintrus,

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Winter

James Thomson.

Edited by James Sambrook.

in James Thomson: The Seasons

Primary Text.

See, Winter comes, to rule the vary'd Year,

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Winter

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 359 words.

Variants: Winters, Wintour, Wynter, Wynters

Current frequencies: GB 14287, Ireland 269 • GB frequency 1881: 10486

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winter

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Winters in Canada were a nasty surprise to Europeans. St Malo, the port from which Jacques Cartier sailed, is about 48°N latitude and Stadacona (now Quebec City), where he wintered ...

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Winter

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 69 words.

German family of glass engravers. Friedrich Winter (d 1711), a hardstone cutter and glass engraver, had a

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winter

P. B. Waite.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 496 words.

Winters in Canada were a nasty surprise to Europeans. St Malo, the port from which Jacques Cartier sailed, is about

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winter

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 59 words.

[OE]

The word winter is probably related to wet (see water), with the basic idea being ‘the wet

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