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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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The civil defense unit of the building had ordered employees to evacuate the building after smoke billowed in the main corridor of the cables .
3 : to bulge or swell out <Sails billowed in the breeze.
Huge plumes of black smoke billowed from a half-built residential tower block, at around 10.
First, her 30-grand vintage Mercedes overheated and steam billowed out from under the bonnet as she drove to her bank.
Black smoke billowed across the roads and there were fears the turbine's 23-metre blades could break off and collide with a car.
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.
Flames and heavy smoke billowed from the front door and living room window, he said.