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2011-05-26 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 university students from around the globe will gather in Orlando, FL., May 27 - 31 to compete in the 35th Annual World Finals of the IBM-sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest, also known as the Battle of the Brains. The world's oldest and most prestigious computer programming contest, the Battle of the Brains will test the mental endurance of these students as they attempt to solve a semester's worth of computer...

2010-05-07 08:21:00

SAO PAULO, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- During his recent visit to Brazil for the launch of his second fragrance Patrick Dempsey 2, exclusive for Avon, American actor Patrick Dempsey made room in his busy schedule to join Avon Brazil President Luis Felipe Miranda to announce the donation of a digital Mammography Unit to the Gynecology Department of the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP). Also joining Dempsey and Miranda were Dr. Afonso Nazario, Chief of Gynecology Department at the Federal...

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2009-10-05 13:34:33

Seven new glow-in-the-dark mushroom species have been discovered, increasing the number of known luminescent fungi species from 64 to 71. Reported today in the journal Mycologia, the new finds include two new species named after movements in Mozart's Requiem. The discoveries also shed light on the evolution of luminescence, adding to the number of known lineages in the fungi 'family tree' where luminescence has been reported. San Francisco State University Biology Professor Dennis Desjardin...


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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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