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When it is quite light, and covered with bubbles, it is fit to bake.

Do I remember listening to the bubbles that came rising up when I had rolled him in?

I am not certain, however, if those Phœnicians had anything to do with bubbles.

When it goes to the bottom it leaves froth and bubbles at the top.

His long, white hair hung on his shoulders and there were bubbles about his lips.

When anything fizzes or bubbles up like this, we say that it effervesces.

"Hum," said Miss Joy to the bubbles in her glass of champagne.

The bubbles floated in the clear air, above and beyond the zone of smoke.

We are all like bubbles: we float in the air, and then the bubble bursts and this life is over.

When he could no longer hear the bubbles he loosed his grip.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., perhaps from Middle Dutch bobbel (n.) and/or Middle Low German bubbeln (v.), all probably of echoic origin. Bubble bath first recorded 1949. Of financial schemes originally in South Sea Bubble (1590s), on notion of "fragile and insubstantial."

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