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Stray Cat Explorer Credited With Ancient Roman Tomb Discovery
2012-10-22 14:03:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Although curiosity may sometimes kill the cat, in this case it won a feline accreditation for helping to discover ancient catacombs in Rome. Mirko Curti and a friend followed a stray feline into an ancient Roman tomb that dates back more than 2,000 years. They said they followed the sound of a cat meowing into the cave's small opening, which was originally guarded by rocks until heavy rain caused them to fall away earlier in...


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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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