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Swamp Rabbit
2009-02-16 19:57:50

The Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) is a species of cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Swamp rabbits are skilled swimmers and often cross streams, ponds and rivers. It will also hide from predators by sitting in shallow water, exposing only its nose to the air to breathe. It is similar in appearance to other cottontails, although it is...

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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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