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2008-07-22 03:00:34

By Troy Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 22--Cherry Hill police yesterday recovered the remnants of a bronze statue that thieves stole from the former Garden State Park racetrack and sold for scrap. Primitive, the 12-foot statue of an American Indian riding a galloping horse, had been reduced to more than 1,000 pounds of pieces. "You can't put Humpty-Dumpty back together again," said Cherry Hill Detective Sgt. Joseph W. Vitarelli. "The value is gone. It's like . . . if you cut up...


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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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