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2011-05-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, MAY 6: FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT Profile America -- Friday, May 6th. Most people know that Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in May 1927. But fewer are aware that the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic made its historic journey eight years earlier....

2010-10-15 09:56:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's Touchstone Energy cooperatives will sponsor the 14th Annual Clover Classic golf tournament benefitting NC 4-H Youth Development on Monday, October 18, at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C. The golf tournament was created to celebrate those individuals and businesses, including the state's participating electric cooperatives, who have generously donated to 4-H throughout the year. One electric cooperative will...


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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