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2008-08-06 03:00:39

By Jeff Mosier, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 6--FORT WORTH -- Voters citywide will decide in November whether to expand alcohol sales to the last two dry areas of Fort Worth. City Secretary Marty Hendrix on Tuesday night certified that two petitions -- among the largest of their kind in Texas -- each contained about 40,000 valid signatures, thousands more than needed. One proposition would permit alcohol sales in restaurants without requiring private club memberships, and the other would...

2008-07-09 09:00:42

Seventy-five years after the repeal of Prohibition, state lawmakers across the country are marking the anniversary by relaxing or eliminating some laws that have restricted alcohol sales since as long ago as the 1930s. Colorado this week became the 35th state _ and 13th since 2002 _ to allow residents to buy alcohol on Sundays when a measure that won the approval of the General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter in April formally took effect. The new law replaces a 1933 state statute...

2005-07-12 18:14:33

ROCKPORT, Mass. (Reuters) - An ice-cold tumbler of vodka garnished with two speared pearl onions made history on Tuesday as the first alcoholic drink sold since 1933 in the coastal town of Rockport, Massachusetts. "It's a great day for Rockport," toasted a beaming Peter Beecham, who led the effort to lift the town's ban on the sale of alcohol. "And this," he added, raising his $7.50 glass of Grey Goose vodka on the rocks, "is very good." Until this week, Rockport, a quaint resort about 40...


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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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