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2005-10-20 15:42:29

Best known as the furry Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, 7-foot-3 British actor Peter Mayhew is now a U.S. citizen. Mayhew softly recited the oath to become a naturalized American Monday, with his raised right hand trembling slightly. He was among more than 450 people from 56 countries who became naturalized Americans in a ceremony in Arlington. "I'll have a British passport, an American passport and a Wookiee passport," joked the 60-year-old Mayhew, alluding to the interplanetary traveler...

2005-09-25 03:35:19

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China enter the toughest leg of their attempts to settle a decades-old border row as envoys of the two countries hold talks this week to draw up a plan to mark their large frontier. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York this month and agreed to pursue a reasonable solution to the dispute with a greater urgency. "The two...


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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