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2008-09-01 18:00:25

A TERMINALLY-ILL mum is getting ready to wave her daughter off to school. Mum-of-one Karen Gault, who is fighting terminal bowel cancer, funded life-enhancing drug Avastin herself after it was refused by the NHS. Karen, her husband Paul and four-year-old daughter Grace enjoyed a magical family holiday at Disneyland Paris but the family have now suffered a new devastating blow. Routine tests revealed a new tumour growing in her lungs. Paul, 49, said his wife will be taken off the...


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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