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bubble

A pliable structure, usually a liquid, expanded by air or gas.

Meteorology
A term of art for a mesoscale area of high pressure, typically associated with cooler air from the rainy downdraft area of one or a complex of thunderstorms.
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He says you'd better play the organ, Bubbles, and let him do the stalking.
Half a dozen voices together, in a most tuneful chorus, as her stern went down with a roll and a bubble into the troughs: "Thay- aah - she -strikes
As the fop contrived to dress his bailiffs in his livery and make them wait on his guests at table, so the chagrins which the bad heart gives off as bubbles, at once take form as ladies and gentlemen in the street, shopmen or bar-keepers in hotels, and threaten or insult whatever is threatenable and insultable in us.
A herd of cattle was being driven along the road from the village, and over the fields the larks rose trilling, one after another, like bubbles rising in water.
The bubbles of many colours made in rainbow water they treat as balls, hitting them gaily from one to another with their tails, and trying to keep them in the rainbow till they burst.
These bubbles are from an eightieth to an eighth of an inch in diameter, very clear and beautiful, and you see your face reflected in them through the ice.
The swing moves, and the bubbles float in charming changing colors: the last is still hanging to the end of the pipe, and rocks in the breeze.
While it hung there, the moon rose in the east, as big as a cart-wheel, pale silver and streaked with rose colour, thin as a bubble or a ghost-moon.
The fire hissed in the waves; the same instant the ship shot by the bubble the sinking pipe made.
cried the young man, whose agony-drawn breath at times, when his head went under water, under the wave, exhaled and made the icy waters bubble.
And supposing my bubble could run into some one else's bubble--"
Tip wriggled around upon his stool and stared awhile at the kettle, which was beginning to bubble.