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2010-12-10 07:55:00

By Lee Rannals For RedOrbit - Have a question for Lee? Perhaps the man in the classic Monty Python "Cheese Shop" sketch might be able to find his missing cheese aboard SpaceX's Dagon Capsule. SpaceX was the first private enterprise to launch a space capsule into space this week, along with a wheel of cheese as a tribute of the famous Monty Python sketch "The Cheese Shop." The company decided to place a wheel of cheese into its secret payload during Wednesday's flight, which was bolted onto...


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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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