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2008-07-09 06:00:27

By Sherry Youngquist, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 9--YADKINVILLE A countywide referendum on alcohol is coming to Yadkin County in September, setting off debate about greater access to liquor and beer. Some county officials say that allowing restaurants throughout the county to sell beer and liquor by the drink would help attract tourists and promote development. But others worry that more sales of alcohol would lead to problems in families. Yadkin County commissioners have set...


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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