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2007-03-14 09:00:41

By Humphreys, William F; Hose, Grant C People are increasingly reliant on aquifers for water but the nature, extent and distribution of hyporheic and groundwater ecosystems is widely overlooked (Boulton 2001; Humphreys 2006). Aquifers contain a significant component of total biodiversity (Gibert et al 1994; Marmonier et al. 1994; Rouch and Danielopol 1997; Culver and Sket 1999; Danielopol et al. 2002) and play an important role in maintaining water quality (Danielopol et al. 2003). However,...


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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