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Red Lory
2009-04-07 18:19:43

The Red Lory (Eos bornea) is a species of parrot that is native to Indonesia. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests and tropical mangrove forests. This bird is intelligent, playful and has a colorful plumage. The adult is mainly deep pomegranate-red with blue markings on the wings and face. The beak is orange. It is about 10 to 12 inches in length. It is one of the most...

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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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