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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A mysterious noise heard over the ocean in quiet, foggy weather off the coast of Belgium and Holland. See Barisal gun.

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  • Oh to live by the coast and hear such a thing mistpouffer

    July 23, 2012

  • Ooh, how did I miss that word when I was reading the list of unexplained sounds?

    July 23, 2012

  • Somehow "fog belches" is the more appealing label to me: an eructative earth, dyspeptic of men, their depredations and pollutants, warning of the apocalyptic Belch to come in which she will finally shake off her tormentors in one big bilious blast.BURRRP!

    July 23, 2012