bellow bellow  /ˈbɛ loʊ/


  1. (v) make a loud noise, as of animal
  2. (n) a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
  3. (v) shout loudly and without restraint
  4. (n) United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)

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  • The heart is self-evidently a pump; the lungs are clearly bellows.


  • Today in history: June 15, 2013

    In 1913: Ten barrels of Bohemian beer arrived in Happy Camp by pack train the previous Saturday night. The next day everybody in the town was drunk, five or six men and a few boys excepted. As a climax, Will Bellew took five shots at N.B. Baker. Bellow was of unsteady aim and he missed Baker every time.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight


  1. "To my mind, Saul Bellow and William Faulkner form the backbone of 20th-century American literature," Roth said in a statement given to The Associated Press.
    on Apr 1, 2007 By: Philip Roth Source: FOXNews

  2. "The extreme margins of the stable, familiar world of Saul Bellow - and of most novelists, including me - are at the extreme normal end of Mr. Purdy's world," Franzen said during a formal ceremony in Manhattan. "He takes up where the rest of...
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Jonathan Franzen Source: USA Today

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