Word of the Day

From Dictionary.com

sough \SAU; SUHF, intransitive verb:    1. To make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound, as the wind.   noun1. A soft, low rustling or sighing sound.

At a recent visit to Marsha’s grave in Rathdrum, as the wind soughed through the towering pines nearby, Marsha’s brother Pat left a silk bluebird by her headstone to honor her love of the outdoors.
— David Whitman, “Fields of Fire”, U.S. News & World Report, September 3, 2001

In the dark of winter, tin roofs sough with rain.
— Les A. Murray, “Driving Through Sawmill Towns”

This voice she hears in the fields, in the sough of the wind among the trees, when measured and distant sounds fall upon her ears.
— Ernest Renan, The Poetry of the Celtic Races

Gunfire, cannonade, and the weeping of bereft wives and mothers might fill the air of the disunited states, but the dominant sound in greater Manhattan would be the cheerful sough
— Bill Kauffman, “The Blue, The Gray, and Gotham”, American Enterprise, July 2000
of money changing hands.

Sough comes from Middle English swoughen, from Old English swogan.

When I think about the potential ruin that Obamawankenobie will bring to this country, should all of his grand transformational schemes be passed by Congress,  I sough and wonder what the Founding Fathers of this Country would think.  The must be turning in their graves.


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