The room lit up with a bright flash of lightening, and thunder rattled the windowpane.
But to the west of this, except in the Rocky Mountain region where storms are numerous, the frequency steadily diminishes, and along the Pacific coast there are large areas where thunder occurs only once or twice a year.
Lightning flashed brilliantly and a clap of thunder followed.
Most stations in the northern hemisphere have a conspicuous maximum at midsummer with little thunder in winter.
Deals with the variation of thunder over longer periods.
The Wizard raised one of his revolvers and fired into the throng of his enemies, and the shot resounded like a clap of thunder in that silent place.
Another deafening clap of thunder brought her hands instinctively to her ears.
The rain beat on the roof with a steady roar, and thunder cracked like a giant whip.
Large Rapid Changes Are Also Met With In The Absence Of Thunder During Heavy Rain Or Snow Fall.
There is the further complication that in some countries thunder seems to be on the increase.
In some tropical stations, at certain seasons of the year, thunder is almost a daily occurrence.
The hour of maximum is earlier for the mountains, thunder being more frequent there than in the plains between 8 A.M.
Gives some data as to the variability of thunder from year to year.
While the ark carried with Israel's host symbolized His presence in their midst, He was also known to be present in the cloud which hovered before the host and in the lightning ('esh Yahweh or " fire of Yahweh ") and the thunder (kol Yahweh or " voice of Yahweh ") which played around Mount Sinai.
In the desert he was worshipped as an atmospheric deity, who manifested himself in thunder and lightning, whose abode was in the sky, whose sanctuary was on the mountain summit of Horeb-Sinai, and whose movable palladium was the ark of the covenant.
Secondly, lie simulated thunder and lightning, the latter by flashing in Zeno's eyes an intolerable light from a slightly hollowed mirror.
According to Darmesteter, the Zarathustra of the Avesta is a mere myth, a divinity invested with human attributes, an incarnation of the storm-god, who with his divine word, the thunder, comes and smites the demons.
The skies opened once again as he reached the house, and thunder boomed in the distance.
The storm roared in through the ceiling, hail and water pelting her body while thunder deafened her.
It was only moments later when his fears were realized by the gnashing, booming, ripping sound of metal on rock, echoing across the valley like a clap of thunder, repeating and repeating, as if car after car had met a similar fate, further and further away.
It was past nine when Alex and Josh paid their bills, and the faint sound of thunder met them at the door.
Thunder cracked overhead. Rhyn had ignored the rain, accustomed to being miserable. Hell was either broiling or freezing, and the Alps were just as cold. The underworld's chilled rain didn't compare.
Kris and Kiki both looked towards the sky when the thunder began. They'd both given their jackets to Hannah, whose step was growing slower the farther they went into the jungle. Kiki muttered but didn't openly bitch, probably knowing Kris had no patience for anyone insulting his mate.
In Los Angeles they sometimes had thunder and lightning, but not like this.
Lightning flashed brilliantly and thunder rattled the windowpanes in their frames.
A sudden storm gave abundance of rain, while hail and thunder confounded their enemies, and enabled the Romans to gain an easy and complete victory.
The senate declared the proceedings null and void, because thunder had been heard; Saturninus replied that the senate had better remain quiet, otherwise the thunder might be followed by hail.
Ceraunus (" Thunder "), Hierax (" Hawk "), Physcon (" Pot-belly "), Lathyrus (" Chick-pea ").
As in the case of Aphrodite and Apollo, Roscher in his Lexikon deduces all the characteristics of Athena from a single conception - that of the goddess of the storm or the thunder-cloud (for a discussion of such attempts see Farnell, Cults, i.
In one heavy thunder-shower the lightning struck a large pitch pine across the pond, making a very conspicuous and perfectly regular spiral groove from top to bottom, an inch or more deep, and four or five inches wide, as you would groove a walking-stick.
Let the thunder rumble; what if it threaten ruin to farmers' crops?
Conquest's joyful thunder waken, Triumph, valiant Russians, now!...
The band immediately struck up "Conquest's joyful thunder waken..."