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2006-10-27 18:00:38

By Tim Rausch, The Lima News, Ohio Oct. 27--LIMA -- In a black suit with sequins, Judy Collins swept from stage right to open with one of her most memorable songs. "Rows and floes of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air," Collins sang the opening to "Both Sides Now." More than 600 people filled Crouse Hall at Veterans Memorial Civic Center Thursday to see the Grammy-winning performer. Collins performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, a departure from the speakers and comedic acts...


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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