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2008-06-18 15:00:25

By SANDY COHEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The shoe phone on TV's "Get Smart" wasn't just a sneaky spy gadget; it was a technological marvel: a wireless, portable telephone that could be used anywhere though it did require a dime to make a call. Today, almost everyone has a pocket-size version that also takes photos, shoots video, sends e-mail, and surfs the Internet. About the only thing it doesn't do is protect your feet. "Get Smart" comes to the big screen thisweek, along with a spate of...


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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