dragonmaster_x (dragonmaster_x) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Snows Retreat

I was watching a Discovery Channel-esque program by BBCAmerica, called Planet Earth, and the narrator said something about snow that stood out to me:

As the snows retreat, trees come into bloom.

Snows retreat
instead of snow retreats? If that's correct, then can we also say I'm gonna go shovel some snows/The snows make it difficult to walk//etc.?

Googling for "snows retreat" brings up many hits; maybe it's a set phrase?
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