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2007-01-17 12:00:41

By Bart Jansen, Portland Press Herald, Maine Jan. 16--WASHINGTON -- The Navy's decision to stop work on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s version of a shallow-water combat vessel won't affect a different version of the ship that Bath Iron Works is designing, according to a General Dynamics spokesman. Navy Secretary David Winter on Friday announced the 90-day stop-work order because of significant cost overruns on Lockheed's littoral combat ship, which is being built at Bollinger Shipyard in...


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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