• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Water-bellows a form of blower used in gas-machines, and formerly to supply a blast for furnaces
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.


In literature:

McTeague would bellow with laughter till his eyes watered.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
It may be mentioned that Bellow Mill is situated on the Bellow Water, near where it joins the river Lugar.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
Blast furnace heat was maintained by bellows worked by water wheels.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The trajectory of the two torpedoes is regulated by a cylindrical bellows, F, which gives entrance to the sea water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889" by Various
In a twinkling the outpost camp was astir and a bellowing hail came to us across the water.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
The bellowing noise, I believe, is made by the waves entering some cavern below high-water mark.
"Pocket Island" by Charles Clark Munn
Molly flew to the kitchen, and flung the bellows, as if they were alive, into a pan of water that stood handy.
"Grandmother Dear" by Mrs. Molesworth
And how the wind and the waters bellowed together!
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
By the fall of water to blow wind, as with Bellows, 2.
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
A bugle sounded, and the warning of bellowing Klaxons echoed across the water.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
The cattle, more and more invaded by the waters, continued to bellow in the hold.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
He put a small megaphone to his lips and bellowed the words across the water.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Their bellowing it was which I had heard, and which the water conveyed to us with a finer effect than if we had been on shore.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
But the noble pages set fire to and burnt the hut and bellows, and cast the iron work into deep water.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
Presently there was a great commotion at the water, oxen bellowing and stampeding.
"The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies" by Frank Worthington
In less than ten seconds' time the great saurian had the pond to himself; where he continued to bellow, and lash the water in his rage.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
After this the water-gates are opened, in order that the machine may be turned which depresses the levers of the bellows.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
He drained and ventilated with a water-bellows the lower parts of the mine.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
The monster bellows, the vents about the grotto's base whistle, the water splashes, and the steam rushes, scalding hot.
"A Summer's Outing" by Carter H. Harrison
What with the screaming of the tempest above and the bellowing of the waters below, he nearly lost his head.
"A Son of Perdition" by Fergus Hume

In poetry:

Questing a water channel. Bare and scrannel
The trees droop, where the crows sit in a row
With beaks agape. The hot baboon and ape
Climb chattering to the bush. The buffalo
Bellows. And locusts go
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold
A steely shaft of water shot, and smote the face of clay;
It burrowed in the frozen muck, and scooped the dirt away;
It gored the gravel from its bed, it bellowed like a bull;
It hurled the heavy rock aloft like heaps of fleecy wool.
"The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell" by Robert W Service
And when he stepped to the rock's rough brow
And looked down on the gulf so black,
The waters which it had swallowed, now
Charybdis bellowing rendered back;
And, with a roar as of distant thunder,
Foaming they burst from the dark lap under.
"The Diver" by George MacDonald

In news:

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The best beaches for swimming and water sports are Lanikai Beach (seen here) and Bellows Field Beach Park in Waimanalo, which is open to the public on the weekends.