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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 horses at once ran away and hid themselves in the clouds, which hung down from the mountains in soft billowy masses.
The vessel ploughs through the billowy waters in onward progress, and the soul is left in silent harmony to enjoy the change.
But I didn't sit down very far away from her, though that soft and billowy couch was big enough, God knows!
For a moment, in the billowy darkness inside the big landau, he caught the dim oval of a face, eyes shining steadily-- and she was gone.
Her gods and men call Aphrodite, and the foam-born goddess and rich-crowned Cytherea, because she grew amid the foam, and Cytherea because she reached Cythera, and Cyprogenes because she was born in billowy Cyprus, and Philommedes (9) because sprang from the members.
He was shabby and careless, with ink-stains on the sleeves of his jacket, and his cravat was large and billowy, under a chin shaped like the toe of an old boot.
A sinister loom as of a hidden conflagration lit up faintly from below the mist, falling upon a billowy and motionless sea of tiles and bricks.
"Then--then--then--" pondered Hewet, as if to himself, "it would be an e-nor-mous world," he said, stretching his arms to their full width, as though even so they could hardly clasp the billowy universe, for when he was with Hirst he always felt unusually sanguine and vague.
Lugnasin lucidly evoked the elements by showing elastic, earthbound movements for earth; rapturous movements emphasized by a billowy scarf for wind; flickering fingers and rippling body for fire; and a pas de trois of abstractions of waves and dripping water for water.
When it arriveda light pink froth dotted with tart bits of fruit and capped with a billowy cloud of whipped creamI didn't quite know what to make of it.
Whip 500ml of the cream, the vanilla, orange blossom water and 125g icing sugar with an electric whisk until thick and billowy.
Think positive and pack chunky sandals and a billowy blouse for hot days and layer up once the sun goes down.