And the fire was belching out of the bowels of the earth and lighting up the whole skyline far and wide.
Then came a heaving, belching from far down in the earth's cavern.
As I rose in the air the lava, now belching forth with renewed vigour, followed me fast up the mouth of the crater.
The funnels were belching smoke, and sparks flying from the top.
Eight-inch guns were wallowing in bogs from which their shiny snouts thrust up, belching forth flame.
The belching of powder and the roll of drumhead do not prove it.
A huge black stick standing in the middle of the hull was belching smoke.
At a given point, in the centre of all, a well of fire was belching skywards.
It was a Pittsburgh blast-furnace ten thousand times as big as all of Pittsburgh itself, belching fire and flames of sparks.
A Maxim gun was in position and belching forth a hail of lead.
Old English bealcan "bring up wind from the stomach," also "swell, heave," of echoic origin (cf. Dutch balken "to bray, shout"). Extended to volcanoes, cannons, etc. 1570s. Related: Belched; belching. As a noun, recorded from 1510s. It is recorded in 1706 as a slang noun meaning "poor beer."
v. belched, belch·ing, belch·es
To expel stomach gas noisily through the mouth; burp.