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2010-12-14 00:01:31

Cardon Children's Medical Center is hosting a monumental raffle with a total prize value of over $3.45 million. The aim of this raffle is to fund medical research and indigent care for Cardon Children's. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Cardon Children's Medical Center is hosting a monumental raffle with a total prize value of over $3.45 million. The aim of this raffle is to fund medical research and indigent care for Cardon Children's. This is the first raffle for the Cardon Children's...

2010-11-30 17:36:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona's aggressive economic growth plans took significant steps forward today as Governor Jan Brewer announced two more developments in the evolution of the Arizona Commerce Authority and its innovative private/public model. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101130/LA09704) The Governor said that Don Cardon will stay on as President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority and that she will work with the state legislature to finish...

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2009-08-20 13:25:58

Scientists have worked out how some species of desert cactus manage to grow on nothing but bare rock, BBC News reported. They say the plants have evolved a symbiotic relationship with rock-dissolving bacteria, which they allow to grow in their roots. The cacti even pass this on to future generations. Dr. Yoav Bashan, a biologist at the Northwestern Center for Biological Research in La Paz, Mexico, said they were working in the desert when they observed that many individual cacti grew on sheer...


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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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