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2008-07-06 00:00:18

You might have to dig deep to find the answers to some of these questions! 1. Some of the silver found in the Crown Jewels was mined here, off the North Devon coast. Where? 2. This mineral was once mined extensively in the Brendon Hills. What was it? 3. This upland area was once divided up into four so-called "liberties," each owner having the mineral rights. Where? And what was the mineral? 4. These "Freeminers" must work underground for a year and a day to claim their rights....


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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