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2008-12-10 01:00:00

OXFORD, England, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Research by free dating site FreeDating.co.uk (http://www.freedating.co.uk ) found that 36% of women would end a relationship over an 'inadequate' Christmas gift. This was particularly the case when the present was the latest in a series of disappointing let-downs within the relationship. Examples of gifts which were deemed inadequate included cooking utensils, cleaning products, and a sticky tape dispenser. Highly educated women...


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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