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2011-01-27 10:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepperwood Preserve and the Dwight Center for Conservation Science of Santa Rosa, a 3,117-acre nature preserve located in northeastern Sonoma County, announced today that it has received a gift of $1 million from San Francisco private investor Jean-Pierre L. Conte. Dr. Lisa Micheli, Executive Director of Pepperwood Preserve, said, "This is a very generous gift from Mr. Conte, a long-time supporter of the environment and the advancement of...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'