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2010-12-09 10:38:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ESCO Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wearparts and accessories for the mining, construction and aerospace industries, announced that its President and Chief Operating Officer Larry Huget intends to retire from the company on January 1, 2011. Huget has served in his current role since 2005 and has worked at ESCO for more than 38 years. The company's Chairman and CEO Steve Pratt simultaneously announced the appointment of Cal Collins,...

2008-09-11 06:00:25

By Steve Pratt, Damon Smith; Damon Smith The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (12A, 94mins) ***** Stars: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Sheila Hancock, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Jim Norton, Cara Horgan THE friendship of Bruno and Shmuel is both unexpected and touching. One is the son of a Nazi commandant, the other is a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. They get to know each other separated by a barbed wire fence. They are...


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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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