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2009-09-14 12:46:48

Organizers of a mass cancan in Scotland said nearly 10,000 people participated in the dance to set a world record. Officials with soft drink company IRN-BRU said the main event at Sunday's Can Clan festival in Glasgow, which also featured live music and free IRN-BRU for participants, was a five-minute cancan performed by nearly 10,000 people and confirmed as a record by a Guinness World Records adjudicator in attendance. Robin Barr, who oversaw the Can Clan for IRN-BRU, praised the festival...

2008-12-16 07:05:00

Highlights Include Lautrec's First and Finest Poster NEW YORK, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 17 Swann Galleries will offer an outstanding private collection of 11 posters by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and seven by Alphonse Mucha as part of their annual auction of Rare & Important Art Nouveau Posters. The posters are from the collection of Bob and Peggy Marcus, who assembled their collection over the course of 30 years. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to...


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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