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2009-07-24 11:45:00

Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn Friday replaced the first of four 375-pound batteries in a spacewalk that could take nearly eight hours, NASA said. The replacement mission was cut short Wednesday after carbon dioxide levels rose in Cassidy's suit. The lithium hydroxide canister that scrubs carbon dioxide from the suit was replaced for Friday's walk, NASA officials said in a release. The astronauts are replacing four Port 6 truss batteries with batteries designed to last more than...

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  • 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.'