from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A half-sound; a low or broken tone.


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  • Older travelers and families with young children and early teens raced to local hotels for a shower and a handful of quiet hours during which came either a semi-sound sleep or a brilliant, devious plot to end the stressful journey.

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  • I'm thankful for a semi-sound proof office and a humid day.

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  • And know you are safe and semi-sound in your toad-infested abode.

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  • Its even more macabre follow-up, "Spooks" also from 1930, is remarkable for including an homage to Lon Chaney's five-year-old PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which had been reissued a year before in a semi-sound version.

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  • The only structures that looked semi-sound around here were the housing projects across the gun-metal strip of the Harlem River behind us.

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  • Ever since Breton Woods ii changed semi-sound money into iou's and promises to pay, this inevitable moment has loomed large.

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