Bellow

Definitions

  • Two Blacksmiths Working the Bellows
    Two Blacksmiths Working the Bellows
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bellow shout loudly and without restraint
    • v bellow make a loud noise, as of animal "The bull bellowed"
    • n bellow a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal) "his bellow filled the hallway"
    • n Bellow United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Ox Bellowed and Run Away 382 The Ox Bellowed and Run Away 382

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bellow A loud resounding outcry or noise, as of an enraged bull; a roar.
    • Bellow To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor.
    • v. t Bellow To emit with a loud voice; to shout; -- used with out. "Would bellow out a laugh."
    • Bellow To make a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull.
    • Bellow To roar; as the sea in a tempest, or as the wind when violent; to make a loud, hollow, continued sound. "The bellowing voice of boiling seas."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bellow To roar; make a hollow, loud noise, as a bull, cow, or deer.
    • bellow Of persons, to make any violent outcry; vociferate; clamor: used in ridicule or contempt.
    • bellow To roar, as the sea in a tempest, or as the wind when violent; make a loud, hollow, continued sound.
    • bellow To utter in a loud deep voice; vociferate: generally with out or forth.
    • n bellow A roar, as of a bull; a loud outcry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Bellow bel′lō to roar like a bull: to make any violent outcry, often with sense of contempt or ridicule: to shout aloud: to roar, as of cannon, the ocean, &c
    • Bellow with objective, to give forth a loud sound
    • n Bellow the roar of a bull: any deep sound or cry
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Quotations

  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. belwen, belowen, AS. bylgean, fr. bellan,; akin to G. bellen, and perh. to L. flere, to weep, OSlav. bleja, to bleat, Lith. balsas, voice. Cf. Bell (n.) & (v.) Bawl Bull

Usage

In literature:

The bellows employed are ordinary smiths' bellows, measuring 22 inches long by 13 inches wide in the widest part.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
A steamer whistle at St. James dock sent its bellow rebounding from tree to tree in the woods.
"The King Of Beaver, and Beaver Lights" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Thus they proceeded for nearly an hour, at the end of which time they could hear the wild cattle roaring and bellowing not far-off.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
It sounded like the blowing of great bellows, with now and then a note harsher and louder, like the roaring of a bull.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
So there John blew his bellows and hammered his iron and did all the work which came his way.
"The Book of Dragons" by Edith Nesbit
But after a while these bursts of bellowing became less frequent.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
Over the low ground to the west a flight of bombers appeared, bellowing.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Two slighter ebony figures, one at the anvil, the other at the bellows, served to set off his superior massiveness.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Thal bellowed to the battlements.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
You might as well expect a groceryman to be out of groceries as a bellows to be out of breath.
"Andiron Tales" by John Kendrick Bangs
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In poetry:

Left your mother a dead-end,
Brought you to the horned, bellowing
Grave of your risen father
And your own corpse in it.
"The Minotaur" by Ted Hughes
My verse should breathe the fresh-clipped hedge,
Roses and meadows
And mint and new-mown hay and sedge,
The thunder's bellows.
"In everything I seek to grasp..." by Boris Pasternak
I see the smithy with its fires aglow,
I hear the bellows blow,
And the shrill hammers on the anvil beat
The iron white with heat!
"Ultima Thule: From My Arm-Chair" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My brow I thrust,
Through sultry dust,
That the lean wolf howl'd upon;
I drove my tides,
Between the sides,
Of the bellowing canon.
"The Ghosts Of The Trees" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Laugh'd the Helot loud and full,
Gazing at his tyrant's face;
Low'r'd his front like captive bull,
Bellowing from the fields of Thrace.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Where the anchor rode like a gull
Miles over the moonstruck boat
A squall of birds bellowed and fell,
A cloud blew the rain from its throat;
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Saul Bellow , (1915-2005), was an American author.
After the story that he had "outed" Bloom broke in February, Bellow appeared to shut himself off.
Bellow's close friend Allan Bloom was the toastmaster.
When I spoke with Bellow, he recalled his first extended encounter with Bloom: a discussion of "Madame Bovary" in his office.
"We understood each other immediately," Bellow said.
Aul Bellow has written a novella that will be published as a paperback original.
Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow Viking, 487 pp.
Saul Bellow has written repeatedly about overextended family men who fancy themselves solitaries and cranks.
"Never too old to contain my rage," bellows 51-year-old Bob Mould on his new solo LP, proving it on 10 songs (in 38 minutes) blistered with blow-torch riffs.
When diners enter Toscana Divino, they're greeted with a rehearsed welcome from behind a sleek hostess stand, as the staff bellows, " Buona sera".
BELLOWS FALLS — The Vermont Air National Guard will be examining a stash of World War II ammunition found on a Bellows Falls basement.
George Wesley Bellows' 1919 work The Studio is one of three pieces on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.
Anna bellows, putting the pre-teen cap on her words with a stomp, a sigh and a particularly long eye-roll.
Scooter Braun held a "Gangnam Style" American Music Awards after-party at Bootsy Bellows club in LA that featured yet another dance-off between Korean rapper Psy and MC Hammer, who.
I have a verity of things for trade.all in pics bellow.
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In science:

On the contrary, relative growth rate in AT remains most of the time bellow one.
Analysis of Computer Science Communities Based on DBLP
Obviously, a barrier of finite width d reflects only charges with energies bellow a threshold, namely those whose cyclotron radius is smaller than d.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
Since GRBs tend to be softer and weaker at later times, they should soon fall bellow RHESSI’s detection limit, resulting in a shorter duration being inferred.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Following this choice, we find four classes of solutions for A satisfying (21), listed bellow.
Lie Point Symmetries for Reduced Ermakov Systems
It seems more illustrative to obtain the general solution in some specific cases, listed bellow.
Lie Point Symmetries for Reduced Ermakov Systems
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