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Chris -- 2015-05-30
Billows are the surging waves of the sea. The same PIE root gave us bulges and bellies (yesterday was Thanksiving day here in Canada). The shift of imagery from billows to pillows is so natural that I’m surprised we haven’t spotted this one before.
So, today I hit the gas a little hard and my 2008 2.0 A4 went up to about 5500 RPMs, at this time white smoke pillowed out of the rear
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthrea … om-exhaust
The sun went down, the stars came out, and smoke pillowed out from the chimneys.
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I could feel the heat of the raging flames in my heart. The pillowing smoke choked my thoughts.
Then my engine made a loud thump and crack and died, after which smoke pillowed out of the engine bay!!!
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/u … er=1247778
There was something about its dull, cloudy green glaze, the pillowing waves of smoke and fog within its glass, that told her she was looking at something very, very special…
https://thewhalesong.deviantart.com/art … -617709644