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2009-11-13 13:10:00

Bolivia's Chacaltaya range has succumbed to the precipitous melting of glaciers, AFP reported. The site was once home to the highest ski-run in the world as it was perched on the Chacaltaya glacier nearly 17,390 feet high, but now all that remains is a rusted skilift. Only 538 square feet of snow remains on the magnificent Chacaltaya glacier. Alfredo Martinez, a veteran guide and founder of the Bolivian Andean Club, said nothing is left but a little piece of ice that is disappearing and will...


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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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