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2013-04-28 23:02:11

The Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry is under fire with smoking rates in the UK having fallen from over 50% in the 1960s to 20% in 2011 as people became aware of the link between smoking and diseases such as cancer and the subsequent increase in government regulations on smoking. The industry is expected to continue to decline over the next five years through 2018-19 as older smokers die off or kick the habit whilst less young people take up smoking to replace them. London, United...


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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