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2008-08-18 03:00:18

By Stowe, Gene While customers' tastes change in the ups and downs of the economy, beer wholesaler Metro Beverages Inc. keeps moving ahead with a mix of products that keeps everybody happy. "People will drink whether the economy's good or the economy's bad," says Sam Roule, vice president and general manager of the 63- year-old family business. The distributor, which has Miller, Coors and Pabst franchises, sells subprime brands such as Miller High Life and Keystone Light, domestic primes...


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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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