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2008-07-24 15:00:39

A catastrophic oil spill resulting from a tanker collision stretched about 100 miles from New Orleans to the mouth of the Mississippi River, officials say. The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the river from mile marker 97 to the Gulf of Mexico as crews begin cleanup efforts. Meanwhile, at least 90 deep-water vessels remained stalled by the thick, smelly sheen, with costs mounting during the closure which could last for days or even weeks, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Thursday. As...

2006-02-13 13:18:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday a heavy fuel oil spill from a Chevron facility in New York Harbor closed vessel traffic in waters near Staten Island. The spill happened during a transfer of about 1.5 million gallons of heavy fuel oil from a barge to the facility in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Coast Guard said. Chevron has assumed responsibility for the spill, the Coast Guard said in a statement. It was not known how much oil spilled into the water.

2004-11-28 09:00:04

PHILADELPHIA - A tanker spilled 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, creating a 20-mile-long slick that killed dozens of birds and threatened other wildlife, federal officials said Saturday. Private contractors were called in to skim oil from the surface of the water and place thousands of feet of boom to contain the floating slick. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said 50 birds were dead from the spill, 300 others were...

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2004-11-28 03:00:02

PHILADELPHIA - A tanker spilled 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, creating a 20-mile-long slick that killed dozens of birds and threatened other wildlife, federal officials said Saturday. Private contractors were called in to skim oil from the surface of the water and place thousands of feet of boom to contain the floating slick. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said 50 birds were dead from the spill, 300 others were...


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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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