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2009-08-26 16:40:00

A British woman says her goldfish jumped out of its tank and survived on a stone floor for seven hours -- the second such tale out of England in recent months. Paula Dunster, 46, of Redcar, England, said she noticed Sparkle, her 18-month-old goldfish, missing from the tank he shares with another goldfish and was stumped when her partner told her he did not remove it, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. We didn't know what had happened really, but I thought I would get another fish because...


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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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