But addressing that “winter of despair” should not reinforce the inaccurate perceptions.
Mediterranean flavors paired with eggplant and barley make these lamb shanks perfect for winter.
Few homes have diesel for the tin stoves they rely on for heat in the coldest winter that anyone can remember.
Now, the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics have put Vladimir Putin at the center of the global stage.
In the winter Olympics, there are ten men's teams and ten women's teams.
But he was just out of the den after his long winter sleep and savage with hunger.
God knows it's as soft as silk and just the color of oak leaves in winter.
Glennard felt that he could not trust himself to a winter's solitude with her.
There had been a hard winter, and after it the poor woman had suffered from fever and ague.
It grows well on land which may be submerged several weeks in winter.
Old English, "fourth season of the year," from Proto-Germanic *wentruz (cf. Old Frisian, Dutch winter, Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, German winter, Danish and Swedish vinter, Gothic wintrus, Old Norse vetr "winter"), possibly from PIE *wed-/*wod-/*ud- "wet" (see water), or from *wind- "white" (cf. Celtic vindo- "white").
The Anglo-Saxons counted years in "winters," cf. Old English ænetre "one-year-old." Old Norse Vetrardag, first day of winter, was the Saturday that fell between Oct. 10 and 16.
"to pass the winter (in some place)," late 14c., from winter (n.). Related: Wintered; wintering.