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2008-10-13 09:00:25

By Associated Press DRAPER -- The U.S. Forest Service has released its plan to restore the area burned by an 808-acre wildfire in Corner Canyon that got dangerously close to some homes. Gully trenches will be dug. Approximately 1,500 feet of wire fence and sediment traps will be installed in drainages above homes in Bear Creek and Cherry Creek Canyons. Government officials will begin wood straw mulching and seeding 140 acres of land affected by the fire to reduce soil erosion expected...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

DRAPER -- The U.S. Forest Service has released its plan to restore the area burned by an 808-acre wildfire in Corner Canyon that got dangerously close to some homes. Gully trenches will be dug. Approximately 1,500 feet of wire fence and sediment traps will be installed in drainages above homes in Bear Creek and Cherry Creek Canyons. Government officials will begin wood straw mulching and seeding 140 acres of land affected by the fire to reduce soil erosion expected by thunderstorms and...


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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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