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2008-09-26 18:00:59

A NEW wing of a pounds 51m hospital was unveiled by the Duchess of Northumberland. She was given the chance to use the latest keyhole surgery technology - placing polo mints on a stick - inside Hexham General Hospital's new training centre, which includes a "mock-body" where training nurses can perform laparoscopic surgery using cameras and surgical instruments. She said: "I think I passed with flying colours. I thought it would actually be on a real patient, but I'm so squeamish about...

2008-09-25 17:46:48

THE Duchess of Northumberland yesterday unveiled the new wing of a pounds 51m hospital development and turned her hand to keyhole surgery. But she was not performing a life-saving operation - instead carefully placing Polo mints on a stick. The Duchess was given the chance to use the latest technology inside Hexham General Hospital's new training centre, which includes a "mock-body" where training nurses can perform laparosco pic surgery using cameras and tiny surgical instruments....


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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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