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2008-12-15 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the arrival of snow and seasonal temperatures, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is reminding winter outdoor enthusiasts that Pennsylvania's extensive state forest and park systems are the perfect place for cold-weather fun. Snowmobiling season opened Sunday in state forests and parks, and DCNR is providing condition updates on its toll-free, snowmobile hot line, 1-877-SNOMBLE (1-877-766-6253). DCNR also provides...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

By ETHAN WILENSKY-LANFORD The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is preserving 2,121 acres along the upper reaches of the Connecticut River, in the Clarksville, Pittsburg and Connecticut Lakes region north of Colebrook. Jack Savage, who directs outreach at the Forest Society, explained: What is the preserved land like? With a parcel that large, it includes some pretty diverse habitat, including riparian habitat, which basically means forest along a river. It also includes...

2008-07-16 10:55:00

Several snowmobiles navigated speedily over arctic ice and snow in Alaska's outback in late June. This scene might seem ordinary except that the recently unveiled snowmobiles are unmanned, autonomous, toy-size robots called SnoMotes "“ the first prototype network of their kind envisioned to rove treacherous areas of the Arctic and Antarctic capturing more accurate measurements that will help scientists better understand what is causing the well-documented melting of ice in those...

2007-02-28 18:35:14

By Michael Lafleur, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Feb. 28--Maine authorities yesterday said Carlisle resident Paul Blanco is presumed to have drowned after mistakenly driving his snowmobile into open water on Sebago Lake Saturday night. Mark Latti, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, yesterday said authorities have been searching the northern end of the lake for the 45-year-old Blanco's body since the accident occurred. He said boats and divers searched...

2007-02-28 18:35:13

By DAVID SHARP PORTLAND, Maine - A snowmobile operator who encountered open water while racing across a partially frozen lake saved himself from drowning by accelerating fast enough to glide over the waves for at least a mile. Another rider was missing and presumed dead. Gary Huntley said he had never ridden a snowmobile over water - a dangerous practice known as "skimming" - but had heard it was possible. So when the ice on one of Maine's largest lakes abruptly ended during a ride...

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  • 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.'