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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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5 (SUNA) - Sudan News Agency(SUNA) broadcast services resumed transmission Tuesday afternoon after stoppage for several hours as a result of smoke billowed in the main passage for cables and spread to the upper floors of the building a matter that required evacuation of the building in order to preserve the lives and safety of workers .
Summary: Smoke billowed from a wrecked police station in Tunisia's Sidi Bouzid on Friday after protesters, angry that their election candidates were disqualified, rampaged through the town that was the cradle of the Arab Spring revolt.
Smoke billowed from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant today as crews worked to reconnect electricity to cooling systems and spray more water on overheating fuel.
Plumes of smoke billowed from the roof of McDonald's restaurant, on Foregate Street, and could be seen across the city.
First, her 30-grand vintage Mercedes overheated and steam billowed out from under the bonnet as she drove to her bank.
About 12 tenants living on the same floor were evacuated, although smoke billowed up to the 14th floor of the 16-floor block.
About 300 passengers and workers temporarily evacuated an area of Narita airport, east of Tokyo, Wednesday afternoon as white smoke billowed from an air conditioner, the airport operator said.
Flames billowed hundreds of feet into the air as a police helicopter hovered overhead.
At her worst, the pieces are just laziness prettily billowed by a cool wit.
Damp, hastily folded sheets billowed in my basket as if storm clouds.