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Cloudless Sulphur butterfly
2005-09-09 07:55:53

Cloudless Sulphurs are butterflies in the family Pieridae. They are commonly found in open spaces, gardens, glades, seashores, and watercourses. Their range is wide - from South America to southern Canada; they are most common from Argentina to southern Texas and Florida. They are often visitors outside this range but become rarer further north. The breeding season is dependant on the climate...

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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.'