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2010-04-15 09:02:00

Detroit Public Library to Host Archer Exhibition and Opening Reception DETROIT, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dennis W. Archer, former Detroit mayor and Michigan Supreme Court Justice, will join the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation on April 29 to celebrate the opening of the new Dennis W. Archer Collection at the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library. Archer served two four-year terms as mayor of the city of Detroit (1994-2001), and was president of the...


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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