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2008-07-02 15:00:30

A RELAUNCHED music shop is hoping to hit the right notes with customers new and old after being saved from administration. Staff at Sound Control in the Grassmarket were shocked when they were suddenly told they would be made redundant. The national chain went into administration in April, blaming increased competition from the internet. Now former purchasing manager Alex Marten has bought the shop to run as an independent music store. He signed the lease on the last day before it...

2008-07-02 15:00:30

By HAZEL MOLLISON Fresh lease of life for popular shop aiming to hit the right note A RELAUNCHED music shop is hoping to hit the right notes with customers new and old after being saved from administration. Staff at Sound Control in the Grassmarket were shocked when they were suddenly told they would be made redundant. The national chain went into administration in April, blaming increased competition from the internet. Now former purchasing manager Alex Marten has bought the shop...


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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.'
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