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2004-11-26 12:00:09

Got a bad headache? Need some relief? The Tylenol bottle says to take two pills. But a headache this big calls for at least three, maybe four. The more you take, the better the relief, right? Not true. More people are misusing nonprescription -- or over- the-counter -- pain relievers, hoping to reap the benefits of larger doses. But, for the most part, those benefits are non-existent. Instead, people put themselves at a higher risk for side effects that range from stomach ulcers to...


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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