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Belch   Listen
Belch  v. t.  (past & past part. belched; pres. part. belching)  
To eject or throw up from the stomach with violence; to eruct. "I belched a hurricane of wind."
To eject violently from within; to cast forth; to emit; to give vent to; to vent. "Within the gates that now Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame."

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"Belch" Quotes from Famous Books

... was an ever-present menace. Newtown, for instance, had been wiped out several times, for it lay on a slope down which a broken pipe line could belch a resistless wave of flame, and even yet the place was a litter of charred timber, twisted pipe, and crumpled sheets of galvanized iron. Owing to this menace the residents had taken the only possible precaution. They had dug in. Behind each place ...
— Flowing Gold • Rex Beach

... a train erupted. It came with the belch of a monstrous beetle, red-eyed and menacing, hastening ...
— The Paliser case • Edgar Saltus

... his worship on the hip, And gave him such a squelch, That he some moments breathless lay Ere he was heard to belch. ...
— Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 • Charles Mackay

... sending him bad years and ill-luck. While the Indians deny themselves the pleasure of smoking tobacco in the daytime for fear of offending the sun with the smoke, the white men's furnaces and engines belch forth black clouds of smoke day after day, keeping the people out of the sight of Tara Dios, and thus preventing him from guarding them. In the engine itself they see the Devil with a long tongue ...
— Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) • Carl Lumholtz

Words linked to "Belch" :   eruct, reflex action, reflex, projection, physiological reaction, belching, expulsion, burst, inborn reflex, explode, instinctive reflex, reflex response, forcing out, erupt, ejection, breathe, bubble, unconditioned reflex, eructation, pass off, burp

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