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2009-08-25 16:38:04

An effort to build a 10-mile long toy railroad for a British television show has been derailed by theft and vandalism. About 400 people have been involved in the construction of the toy line between the Devonshire towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, The Daily Telegraph reported. One was James May, a presenter on the BBC hit car show Top Gear, who is working on a new show, James May's Toy Stories. The thieves stole sections of track and the battery powering the trains and put coins on the track,...

2009-08-25 16:38:04

An effort to build a 10-mile long toy railroad for a British television show has been derailed by theft and vandalism. About 400 people have been involved in the construction of the toy line between the Devonshire towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, The Daily Telegraph reported. One was James May, a presenter on the BBC hit car show Top Gear, who is working on a new show, James May's Toy Stories. The thieves stole sections of track and the battery powering the trains and put coins on the track,...


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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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