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2005-08-17 21:47:56

By Luis Jaime Acosta and Carlos Andrade BOGOTA/QUITO, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 100 Ecuadoreans trying to illegally emigrate to the United States drowned last week when the overcrowded fishing boat they were traveling aboard sank in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said on Wednesday. The boat, which was designed to hold 15 people, was carrying 113 when it sank off the coast of Colombia, an Ecuadorean navy spokesman said. The boat left the port of Manta, Ecuador, on Thursday...

2005-08-17 17:07:00

By Luis Jaime Acosta and Carlos Andrade BOGOTA/QUITO, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 100 Ecuadoreans trying to illegally emigrate to the United States drowned last week when the overcrowded fishing boat they were traveling aboard sank in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said on Wednesday. The boat, which was designed to hold 15 people, was carrying 113 when it sank off the coast of Colombia, an Ecuadorean navy spokesman said. The boat left the port of Manta, Ecuador, on Thursday...

2005-08-17 14:11:58

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 100 people were missing after an Ecuadorean boat packed with would-be illegal emigrants sank in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Colombia, the Colombian Navy said on Wednesday. A fishing boat saved seven men and two women but the boat that sank was carrying 120 people when it only had capacity for 15, the Navy said in a news release, without saying when the sinking occurred. "The Colombian Navy immediately began a search and rescue operation...


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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