billow

All Noun Verb
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  • Smoke could be seen billowing up more than in the air from miles away.
  • And like a sea the forest rose and fell in huge billows. Cited from The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol, by Lewis E. Theiss
  • They die, like the billows that break on the shore, and no more are heard or seen. Cited from Redburn. His First Voyage, by Herman Melville
  • So, too, when the last light of the setting sun burned out on the western billows. Cited from A Child's Book of Saints, by William Canton
  • All boats run for the middle of the river, where the billow does not break against the shore. Cited from Across India, by Oliver Optic
  • We shall do best simply to note each billow as it breaks. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. Mark, Maclaren
  • Then the snow-storm broke upon us in white billows blotting out everything. Cited from Lords of the North, by A. C. Laut
  • We know that we men of the hour can never see these billows break upon the sands of future time. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Jun 1915, V. 2, No. 3
  • "When the shore is won at last, Who will count the billows past?" Cited from The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss, by George L. Prentiss
  • As we again reached the top of a billow, I caught sight of an object at no great distance. Cited from In the Eastern Seas, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • At any moment it might be a hundred feet away from you, climbing the next billow. Cited from Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, by R.L. Stevenson
  • The floor was billowing; he saw many candles where he knew there was only one. Cited from The Drums Of Jeopardy, by Harold MacGrath
  • Should she not rather be out there in the billowing mass, among the children of hate? Cited from Tales of Two Countries, by Alexander Kielland
  • Owing to the storm of the past days the billows were higher than usual. Cited from Where the Sun Swings North, by Barrett Willoughby
  • It filled the screen as they increased the power, but all they could see was billowing clouds. Cited from Islands of Space, by John W Campbell
  • We swung up and down on the billows, till we scarcely knew which way to stand. Cited from Views a-foot, by J. Bayard Taylor
  • It's like trying to stand up against big billows on a stormy day. Cited from The Dictator, by Justin McCarthy
  • The general's staff watching the course of the action by the billows of black smoke? Cited from The Last Shot, by Frederick Palmer
  • He caught him round the waist just as the broken billow began to rush back. Cited from The Lifeboat, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • And away beyond them were a series of great heaps, looking like broad billows out to sea. Cited from Waysiders, Stories of Connacht, by Seumas O'Kelly
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Words starting with billow

Meaning of billow

  • noun A large sea wave
  • verb Rise up as if in waves
    smoke billowed up into the sky
  • verb Move with great difficulty
    The soldiers billowed across the muddy riverbed
  • verb Rise and move, as in waves or billows
    The army surged forward