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2006-05-02 00:22:37

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A female corrections officer was being held hostage by a male inmate late Monday inside a medium-security unit at a state prison in southern Arizona, a prison official said. Negotiations aimed at freeing the officer have been on-going since the unidentified inmate took her hostage at about 4:30 p.m. local time at the Santa Rita Unit, one of 10 units at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Tucson, said Bart Graves, a prison spokesman. The complex is about 10...


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.'
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