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2008-08-08 03:00:05

BEEFY postie Dean Peterson wants to be allowed to wear the kilt at work in Seattle. Dean, 48, who is 6ft and 18st, says his thighs fill trousers to capacity, causing chafing. He's been wearing the kilt at home since his wife brought him one back from Scotland in 2006. Now he hopes to persude his union to adopt the kilt as a uniform option for men. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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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