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2008-07-22 12:00:47

By Dave Marcus, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 22--Eric Mendelsohn steps out of a blue minivan and gazes at a house in Northport. It has a wide front porch, bay windows and delicately peeling paint. Perfect. He leaves a note telling the homeowner he wants it. Back in the van, he peers out the windshield at Colonials, Victorians, split-levels. He still needs three more houses. Also a set of watercolor paintings, a globe and an ambulance. Mendelsohn, who teaches filmmaking at...


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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.'
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