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Word: billow

Definition: large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows


Sentences Containing 'billow'

"Some men die at ebb tide; some at low water; some at the full of the flood;--and I feel now like a billow that's all one crested comb, Starbuck.
But at that moment he is sprung upon by a panther billow leaping over the bulwarks.
Now to this hand, now to that, he yawed in his faltering flight, and still at every billow that he broke, he spasmodically sank in the sea, or sideways rolled towards the sky his one beating fin.

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