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2010-12-06 14:30:00

NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The global market for lasers will reach an estimated $6.4 billion in sales in 2010, more or less erasing the effects of the 2008/2009 economic downturn in this marketplace. This figure includes all types of lasers for use in applications as varied as metal cutting and welding, vision correction, fiber-optic communications, and Blu-ray players. Based, among other things, on recent strong sales trends from industry-leading laser manufacturers...


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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.'
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