suff or sa-ow
(of the wind in trees, the sea, etc.) make a moaning, whistling, or rushing sound.
A word that probably warrants two separate entries as it can be pronounced in two totally different ways and can also be used as a noun [in singular] A moaning, whistling, or rushing sound as made by the wind in the trees or the sea.
“The wind soughed in the grass and there was the hiss of the tumbling river.”
“A sough escapes her lips as her body lands on the ground.”
A heavy blow with the hand or a hard object: Influence or power, especially in politics or business.
(archaic) A piece of cloth or article of clothing which is the clout mentioned in the proverb; “ne’er cast a clout till May be out” with May more likely to mean the blossom of the Hawthorn than the month.
Pilfer or steal (something, especially an item of small value) in a casual way.
Middle English filchen to attack (in a body), take as booty, Old English fylcian to marshal (troops), draw (soldiers) up in battle array, derivative of gefylce band of men; akin to folk.