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2008-09-17 09:00:00

By Ray Scherer CAMERON, Mo. -- Brain tumor patient Steve Helms wants to know the root cause of his continual tiredness and life-threatening condition. A team of federal and state government employees descended on Cameron Monday in a bid to ascertain an answer for Mr. Helms and others in the area -- both victims of tumors and their family members. "They haven't really answered anything yet," Mr. Helms said between chores on his 40-acre farm just north of the city. "I'm losing all the...


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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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