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2010-12-07 05:00:00

SANTO STEFANO BELBO, Italy, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MARTINI Asti, the world's favorite Italian sparkling wine, sustains a nearly 150-year-old business through innovation and a passion for keeping Italian traditions alive. To view the multimedia assets associated with this news release, please select: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/martini-asti/47517/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101207/MM11709) On the steep hills in the heart of the Asti region of Northwest...

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.'