Quantcast

Business News Archive - January, 2012

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
1
34
2
43
3
139
4
251
5
272
6
149
7
20
8
26
9
246
10
286
11
255
12
203
13
187
14
19
15
34
16
82
17
324
18
227
19
279
20
180
21
19
22
18
23
263
24
198
25
233
26
188
27
160
28
29
29
3
30
256
31
229
Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
Related