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2011-08-01 16:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Please include this event in your daybooks/ Editors: community calendars and ------------------------------------------- please cover the event. ----------------------- Event Date: August 4, 2011 When: Thursday, August 4th - noon to 2 p.m. More than 200 women, children and supporters of...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'