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2008-12-02 08:15:00

The credit crunch is slowing down a high-speed WiMax wireless network backed by Clearwire Corp, according to Chief Executive Benjamin Wolff. The company received 3.2 billion from Intel Corp, Comcast, Time Warner Cable Inc, and Google Inc, but Clearwire still needs another $2 billion or more to build its network. Clearwire shares rose 15 percent in Monday's trading, after the firm finished its venture deal with Sprint Nextel and other partners on Friday. However, credit markets have...

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  • 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.'