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lahy tuh ning

  • n  descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped
  • n  changing to a lighter color
  • v  make more cheerful
  • v  reduce the weight on; make lighter
  • v  become more cheerful
  • v  make lighter or brighter
  • v  become lighter
  • v  alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
News & Articles

  • How Two Sound Geeks Created Facebook's Friendly 'Ping' Tone
    That lightening bolt moment resulted in a F Major 7 chord, whose notes (not coincidentally) spell out F-A-C-E.                
    June 13, 2013 - Wired News
  • Volcanic Eruptions Linked to Cold Weather Events
    When a volcano erupts, it's not just the local area and weather that will be affected. In fact, weather and climate around the world can be influenced, as large eruptions throw volcanic ash particles into the stratosphere. Locally, these particles attract water droplets and therefore cause rain events. In addition, higher occurrences of thunder and lightening are observed in the area. But the ...
    June 10, 2013 - Environmental News Network
  • Timberland owners in Lake County get $1.9 million in federal funds to restore burned acres from $1.9 federal funds
    Landowners who lost trees in the Lake County Barry Point Fire last August can apply for federal funds after more than $1.9 million in restoration money was announced Monday. Lightening started the Barry Point Fire, which burned 4,000 acres of private forests from Aug. 6-27.
    June 10, 2013 - The Oregonian

  • Sam Farr in Washington Post
    Ever since this thing came out I always thought it was a public disaster,said Congressman Sam Farr, a Democrat. "The spraying started and people just went nuts. It became the lightening rod for protests, and that put the whole program at...
  • Torry Holt in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Coach did a good job of lightening things up for us and keeping us fresh to allow us to go out on Sunday and play at a Max Q level for four quarters,Holt said.
  • Vladimir Putin in Reuters
    Lightening the tax burden will be a significant stimulus for the country's business climate,Putin said.

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