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2011-03-31 08:31:15

Instinct and the annual increase of daylight hours have long been thought to be the triggers for birds to begin their spring migration.


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inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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