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billow

1. a large sea wave
2. a large atmospheric wave, usually in the lee of a hill
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You are like an undulating billow warmed by the sun.
At the same instant a terrific detonation split the ears; and when I rose on the next bald billow, where the ship lay burning a few seconds before, there remained but a red-hot spine that hissed and dwindled for another minute, and then left a blackness through which every star shone with redoubled brilliance.
In despair, casting about frantically among the magazines, he had sent it to THE BILLOW, a society weekly in San Francisco.
There was also a postscript to the effect that though THE BILLOW carried no free-list, it took great pleasure in sending him a complimentary subscription for the ensuing year.
Seven engines and two trucks worked to extinguish the blaze that sent billows of thick black smoke that witnesses said could be seen from miles away.
Mrs Billows said today: ``They have said it is difficult and has never been done before.
The curving glazed skin, moored on one side by an angled wall, billows out and envelops the nine storeys of office space.
When news of the Alder Hey organ scandal broke Mrs Billows, 38, contacted the hospital to find out whether any of her son's organs had been retained.
Witnesses described billows of smoke reaching about 200 feet high as emergency crews let the metallic element burn itself out, rather than apply water, which would only accelerate flames, Goldman said.
An airy fabric canopy with masts, spars and rigging billows over a long wooden cabin as smoothly detailed as that of a hull.
When news of the Alder Hey organ scandal broke, Mrs Billows, 38, contacted the hospital to find out whether any of her son's organs had been retained.
But as they prepare to announce it, thugs descend on the lab, murder the chief scientist (Nicholas Rudall) and set off a hydrogen explosion so enormous that it billows up like an atomic bomb and levels eight blocks.