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2009-01-30 13:31:00

Rockets and Direct Energy Team Up on Sweepstakes to Send Shane Battier and Carl Landry to Houston Home to Shoot Hoops HOUSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston Rockets are tapping into Houston-area fans to find a home for the inaugural Direct Energy Driveway Challenge. The Challenge gives one lucky fan, along with friends and family, the opportunity to shoot hoops with Rockets players Shane Battier and Carl Landry. Working with Direct Energy, the official electricity provider to the...

2008-08-18 12:00:49

Kofola (Czech Republic), soft drinks producer, will employ tens of new employees thanks to investments in its development and purchases of manufacturing technologies. Kofola plans to invest CEK 650 mil in 2008, CEK 190 mil of this sum in the Czech Republic. It will for example build a new manufacturing hall worth CEK 250 mil in its plant in Rajecka Lesna, Slovakia where it will employ 130 people. Kofola, the second largest soft drinks producer in the Czech Republic and Slovakia merger with...


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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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