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2009-02-25 16:20:48

A Florida bus driver said she helped deliver a baby boy after she came across a woman in labor at a gas station. Mary Kilroy, 56, said she was on her way home Monday from driving the Dixie Highway line for Broward County Transit when she noticed the pregnant woman at a Shell station in Tamarac with a man who appeared distressed and was talking into a cell phone, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday. Kilroy said she approached the man and he explained that his friend, Marie...


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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