Origin of billow
OTHER WORDS FROM billowun·der·bil·low, verb (used without object)
How to use billow in a sentence
Smoke billowed everywhere, while a few priests on stage chanted for peace.
No blue and white smoke billowed out at the appointment of a new Chief Rabbi, to succeed Lord Jonathan Sacks, last December.
Have you been compulsively checking to see if white smoke has billowed from the Sistine Chapel yet?Your Guide to Pope-Picking: Conclave Songs, Livefeeds, Betting & More|Nina Strochlic|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dressed in his gray suit, he sat in stillness as the noxious fumes billowed into the cabin of his blue Chevy Chevelle.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide|Cory MacLauchlin|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Smoke from burning buildings and cars billowed through my grandmother's apartment on the famous Tariq al-Horreya.
Then as a thin cloud of dust billowed up from the fallen rocks, a vision of its war potential burst upon him.Restricted Tool|Malcolm B. Morehart
Its great spread of canvas billowed over many new and novel attractions.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Selina had taken off her black lace pelisse, and from head to foot was in white, fine lawn, that billowed round the gilt chair.The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen
Then a jet of steam and smoke burst from the funnel, while white clouds billowed from the neighbourhood of the cylinders.The Hero of Panama|F. S. Brereton
The full sleeves billowed out, the black head-cloths hung down to a point.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence