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2007-10-17 06:00:17

Each winter over 15 million tons of de-icing salt is used on the streets and driveways of the United States. With some 70 percent of Americans residing in areas that receive at least 5 inches of snowfall annually, salt-related damage to lawns, shrubbery and other plant life is a headache for millions of homeowners. To combat the problem, many consumers resort to over watering and the use of topsoil, seeding and fertilizer each spring. Finally, there's a natural, non-toxic solution to...


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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