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2005-09-10 03:30:51

NICOSIA (Reuters) - A Cypriot army aircraft crashed into a residential area near a British base on the island on Saturday, narrowly missing a packed church and a 13th century Crusaders' castle, police and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties but it was thought that there were two people in the single-engine plane, police said. Witnesses said at least one home was ablaze in the village of Kolossi, which is on the southern coast of the island some 5 km (3...

2005-09-10 02:42:40

NICOSIA (Reuters) - A small aircraft crashed into a residential area near a British military base in Cyprus on Saturday morning, police and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Witnesses said at least one home was ablaze in the village of Kolossi, which is on the southern coast of the island some 5 km (3 miles) east of the Royal Air Force base of Akrotiri.


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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