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2006-08-11 10:00:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - Yao Ming finally got some court time on Friday but could not prevent China losing 82-73 to Germany in a world championship warm-up tournament in Nanjing. The Houston Rockets All Star, China's best player, received a huge ovation from the crowd when he returned to action for the first time since breaking his foot in an NBA game in April. The 7 ft 6 in center was used sparingly and Germany, inspired by a dynamic performance from Dallas Mavericks franchise forward...


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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