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2008-10-04 18:00:06

By KAY WILSON SCHOOLCHILDREN aged from seven to 16 are being encouraged to take photos of science and nature in the North East in a Newcastle Science City photography competition. The competition aims to make students think about the science in the photograph they have taken and briefly describe it, to win a first class digital camera and a trip for their whole class to Centre for Life's Lifelab. There are two of these prizes: one for Key Stages 1 and 2 and one for Key Stages 2 and 3...


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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