Lightning sentence example

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  • Lightning flashed around them and thunder rumbled.
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  • White lightning snaked through the air.
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  • Lightning exploded in the sky.
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  • She saw lightning forming in his hand.
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  • Raindrops fell as if in slow motion, and lightning stayed, brighter than the midday sun.
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  • In another flash of lightning, she saw a form dart from the hallway, around the stunned crowd, towards her.
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  • A stream of rain was splattering on the patio and then a bolt of lightning lit up the bedroom.
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  • Grabbing a camera, he hopped out into the fury of the storm, "for a few quick lightning shots."
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  • He staggered away from the monument and lightning connecting the woman with the clouds and dropped to his knees on the other side of the hill.
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  • Lightning flashed brilliantly and a clap of thunder followed.
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  • The lightning was flickering incessantly, but she heard no thunder.
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  • Lightning revealed Jonny's face.
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  • Lightning flashed and Ed's head came up, his eyes showing white.
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  • One was the fact that Ed had never been afraid of lightning before.
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  • With lightning speed, he caught the end of the whip in his hand and jerked violently, catching her off balance and pulling her off her feet.
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  • As I have said before, she is wonderfully bright and active and as quick as lightning in her movements.
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  • 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.
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  • There was thunder and lightning; the wind blew hard; the rain poured.
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  • He paused, bristling with lightning and rage at the thought of Darian betraying their family.
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  • With lightning speed, Alex moved in close, jerking one of Josh's legs out from under him.
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  • Lightning flashed so bright that the room lit up, and shortly afterward it thundered so loud that the windows rattled.
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  • Lightning flashed again, and thunder rattled the windowpanes.
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  • Jenn ducked at the sight of purple lightning, stunned when he caught it midair and flung it back towards the Other.
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  • An arc of lightning left her father's hand and slammed the stranger into the wall.
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  • The Other raised a hand, and Jenn dived to the ground as lightning ripped through the air towards her.
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  • Jenn looked from the next guardsman to the Other whose lightning lit up its hands.
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  • Purple lightning sizzled and a guardsman's sword arced towards her simultaneously.
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  • Another brilliant bolt of lightning ended in a deafening clap of thunder.
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  • But sometimes it was like lightning in a bottle, and magic happened.
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  • Lightning no longer left her for the clouds.
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  • Table Deaths by Lightning, per annum, per million Inhabitants.
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  • The robed man sent what looked like a lightning bolt down the hall.
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  • Yes. It's still raining, but it isn't lightning any more.
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  • She threw herself into the snow, watching the lightning slice the air where she'd been.
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  • The smoke of the guns mingled with this mist, and over the whole expanse and through that mist the rays of the morning sun were reflected, flashing back like lightning from the water, from the dew, and from the bayonets of the troops crowded together by the riverbanks and in Borodino.
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  • He knocked the guardsman back with a punch and deflected the Other's lightning effortlessly.
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  • A flash of lightning jerked her attention to the clouds again.
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  • She raised her fist to lay a right hook to his throat, beginning to panic when the lightning arced between his hands.
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  • It was dark, but the constant lightning flashes exposed a world of wildly waving branches.
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  • At present, there are about one hundred new cases reported per month around the world, infecting about the same number of people as die from lightning strikes.
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  • "Here. What lightning!" they called to one another.
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  • Lightning streaked from her fingertips, and she felt the magic sucked from her.
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  • If we weren't cooked by lightning, we'd be drowned before we got down this mountain.
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  • Gabriel touched her forehead, and cold lightning buzzed through her, absorbing the pain.
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  • The moment their lips met, lightning flew through her, setting every nerve afire with awareness unlike anything she'd felt before.
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  • In Los Angeles they sometimes had thunder and lightning, but not like this.
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  • His hand remained, and she felt the cool lightning in her mind, ruffling through her memories.
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  • A brilliant flash of lightning made the furniture in their bedroom stand out in relief.
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  • The Other glowed purple-black in the night, and more lightning streaked towards Darian.
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  • Another vamp was suspended in a tree, pinned by purple-white lightning arcing from the hand of a small creature she recognized as an Other.
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  • Her gaze followed the lightning emanating from the second Other's body.
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  • Purple lightning lit up the space around them.
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  • Her fingers continued, and he felt the heat of her touch like lightning running through his body.
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  • Her breasts brushed his arm, sending lightning and warmth through him.
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  • She threw herself down to avoid the second, sent another knife in its direction to distract it, and leapt up, dancing and twisting through the lightning streams.
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  • Lightning flashed brilliantly and thunder rattled the windowpanes in their frames.
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  • Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."
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  • Magic shot off him in bursts of black and white lightning.
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  • The number of thunderstorm days is probably a less exact measure of the relative intensity of thunderstorms than statistics as to the number of persons killed annually by lightning per million of the population.
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  • In states such as Wyoming and the Dakotas the population is largely rural, and the deaths by lightning rise in consequence.
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  • 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.
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  • It was struck by lightning in 1716 and burned down and never rebuilt.
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  • Trends come and go with lightning speed, new, dominant companies emerge seemingly out of nowhere and what's state-of-the-art today becomes hopelessly outmoded tomorrow.
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  • If you want to use your computer for video games, Pentium IV and Pentium with MMX will help you play games at lightning speed.
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  • The Lightning Thief, the first book in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, has been turned into a blockbuster movie after it proved extremely popular with kids.
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  • In this story, Percy must prove to Zeus that he did not steal Zeus's prized lightning bolt.
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  • They may be damaged by lightning storms, and in turn may kill wildlife.
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  • In her experience, dogs who are afraid of lightning and thunder respond well to a blend of Bach flower essences.
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  • If you're ready to jump back into the restaurant and serve those customers at a lightning pace again, then you should certainly consider Diner Dash 3: Flo on the Go.
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  • This includes one featured item as well as several "Lightning Deals" that are only good for a few hours.
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  • Mizuno 9-Spike Lightning RP Low: This specialty softball and baseball shoe is considered one of the industry's most comfortable, providing stability and traction.
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  • These Lightning boots are striking in black and yellow, and they also make a powerful difference in comfort and durability for the hiker navigating the trails.
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  • For example, if you live in an area known for intense summer storms you may want to list a direct lightning strike as a specific peril on your policy.
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  • Others include natural disasters, such as lightning, tornadoes, and flooding.
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  • Add mood lighting with lava lamps, lightning globes, twinkle lights, or fiber optics.
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  • Hitting the energy drink market, Seagal endorsed "Lightning Bolt" energy drink in two flavors, Asian Experience and Cherry Charge.
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  • Lightning reflexes and superhero strength gave her parity with the vampires she met in combat.
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  • It takes lightning reflexes and a high pain threshold.
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  • Adults holding the hands of children in capes and glasses with the signature lightning bolt drawn onto their foreheads were crawling in every available space the eye could see.
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  • Everyone knows Harry Potter's name and everyone knows how he aquired the scar shaped like a lightning bolt on his forehead.
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  • Another chronic New York Times bestselling author is Dean Koontz, who regularly bridges the gap between science fiction and fantasy, often focusing on the spookier aspects of advanced technology with books like Watchers and "Lightning''.
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  • This causes the Shinto god to send a bolt of lightning at him to wake him up, injuring the human he is sleeping with.
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  • Lightning bolts shoot from this character's fingertips, but his power is far more sinister than that.
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  • They drive dark blue vehicles marked with a red lightning stripe on the side.
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  • Instead they searched their surroundings wildly in the light of periodic lightning and the fire at the far end of the hall.
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  • Down the hall, the living room was lit up constantly with brilliant flashes of lightning.
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  • His body adjusted to the physical blows while his magic absorbed the purple lightning.
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  • The Black God was fighting nearby, hurling black clouds at the Others then trying not to get hit by lightning in return.
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  • A jagged bolt of lightning pierced the angry black clouds, and she moved away from the edge of the porch.
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  • In comparing these data allowance must be made for the fact that danger from lightning is much greater out of doors than in.
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  • Thus, ceteris paribus, deaths from lightning are much more numerous in a country than in an industrial population.
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  • The first set relate as usual to the hour of commencement, the second to the hours of occurrence of lightning causing fires.
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  • The fact that a considerable number of people sheltering under trees are killed by lightning is generally accepted as a convincing proof of the unwisdom of the proceeding.
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  • The cruises of the " Porcupine " and " Lightning," which led directly to the despatch of the " Challenger " expedition, were altogether within its " sphere of influence "; so also was the great Norwegian Atlantic expedition.
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  • For protection from lightning each pole has an " earth wire " running from the top, down to the base.
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  • A small permanent magnet is always liable to become demagnetized, or have its polarity reversed by the action of lightning.
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  • He overcame the difficulty by erecting a vertical earthed receiving antenna like a lightning rod and attached a lateral extension to it at a yard or two above the earthed end.
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  • Other accounts of his death are: that he killed himself from grief at the failure of his journey to Hades; that he was struck with lightning by Zeus for having revealed the mysteries of the gods to men; or he was torn to pieces by the Maenads for having abandoned the cult of Dionysus for that of Apollo.
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  • It is customary to speak of the disastrous effect, of cold winds, snow, hail and frost, lightning, &c., under the heading of atmospheric influences, which only shows once more how impossible it is to separate causes individually.
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  • After the explosion he hurried back to Holyrood and feigned surprise at the receipt of the news half an hour later, ascribing the catastrophe to "the strangest accident that ever chancit, to wit, the fouder (lightning) came out of the luft (sky) and had burnt the king's house."
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  • The rebellion spread like lightning, principally in the central or purely Magyar provinces, where hundreds of manor-houses and castles were burnt and thousands of the gentry done to death by impalement, crucifixion and other unspeakable methods.
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  • 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.
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  • The blanched fronds are also sold in large quantities for the processions of Palm Sunday, and after they have received the blessing of the priest they are regarded throughout Spain as certain defences against lightning.
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  • He died on the 15th of May 913, one tradition saying he was struck by lightning, and another that he was thrown alive by the devil into the crater of Mount Etna.
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  • Secondly, lie simulated thunder and lightning, the latter by flashing in Zeno's eyes an intolerable light from a slightly hollowed mirror.
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  • About 1645 a powder magazine in the Propylaea was ignited by lightning and the upper portion of the structure was destroyed.
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  • Having slain his brother Iasius or Iasion (according to others, Iasius was struck by lightning), Dardanus fled across the sea.
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  • The stone was split into two portions, apparently by lightning, and was inscribed with Pali characters as used in the time of Asoka.
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  • Sonnin on the site of the older building of the 17th century destroyed by lightning; the interior, which can contain 3000 people, is remarkable for its bold construction, there being no pillars.
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  • The storms serve to modify the intense heat, though the lightning and hail cause considerable damage.
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  • Events now followed each other with lightning speed.
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  • According to Josephus they symbolized the lightning and thunder respectively.
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  • In 1561 St Paul's steeple and roof were destroyed by lightning, and the spire was never replaced.
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  • Owing to a fire caused by lightning its fine church of St Julien, dating from the 14th century, which had escaped serious injury during many wars, was destroyed in 1817 (since rebuilt).
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  • Saving that the upper half of the original spire was struck by lightning in 1671, and not rebuilt, the cathedral is complete at all points, but it underwent extensive repairs in the 19th century.
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  • One of the four towers was destroyed by lightning in 1676.
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  • According to Schwegler, the puteal originally indicated that the place had been struck by lightning, and the story is a reminiscence of the early struggle between the state and ecclesiasticism.
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  • The association of Yahweh with storm and fire is frequent in the Old Testament; the thunder is the voice of Yahweh, the lightning his arrows, the rainbow his bow.
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  • Yahweh leads Israel through the desert in a pillar of cloud and fire; he kindles Elijah's altar by lightning, and translates the prophet in a chariot of fire.
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  • Then the sword bent towards the earth, the sky darkened, thunder pealed, lightning flashed, and the whole world was wasted by famine, bloodshed and pestilence.
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  • His death was variously attributed to disease, the effects of lightning, or a wound received in a campaign against the Huns; but it seems more probable that he was murdered by the soldiers, who were averse from further campaigns against Persia, at the instigation of Arrius Aper, prefect of the praetorian guard.
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  • He is worshipped under a threefold form, fire on earth, lightning and the sun.
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  • The cloud and thunder and lightning effects are spoken of as very impres'Eve, and the scenery of the lake and its shores has been much extolled by travellers.
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  • " Lightning " pursued researches in the waters ence of level between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and to the north of Scotland.
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  • The most generally received view makes him a god of light, especially of the sun or of the lightning.
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  • Whereupon he seized the oracular tripod, and so entered upon a contest with Apollo, which Zeus stopped by sending a flash of lightning between the combatants.
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  • Jupiter-Baal was represented locally as a beardless god in long scaly' drapery, holding a whip in his right hand and lightning and ears of corn in his left.
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  • We see lightning before we hear the thunder which spreads out from the flash, and the more distant the flash the longer the interval between the two.
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  • Rain is generally preceded by thunder and lightning and falls heavily for a short period.
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  • The church of St Martin dates from the 15th century, but was practically destroyed in 1862 by a fire caused by lightning.
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  • The powers of nature - thunder, lightning and storm, all supposed to be caused by evil and angry spirits - are held in the greatest dread.
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  • His functions were partly sacrificial or ritualistic, but these were the least important; the real power lay in the administration of the jus divinum, the chief departments of which may briefly be described as follows: (1) the regulation of all expiatory ceremonials needed as the result of pestilence, lightning, &c.; (2) the consecration of all temples and other sacred places and objects dedicated to the gods by the state through its magistrates; (3) the regulation of the calendar both astronomically and in detailed application to the public life of the state; (4) the administration of the law relating to burials and burying-places, and the worship of the Manes, or dead ancestors; (5) the superintendence of all marriages by confarreatio, i.e.
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  • They too command the weather, and, says an old French missionary, " are regarded as very Jupiters, having in their hands the lightning and the thunder " (Relations, loc. cit.).
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  • Thus Indra is mainly concerned with thunder and other atmospheric phenomena; but Vayu is the wind, the Maruts are wind-gods, Agni is fire or the god of fire, and so connected with lightning.
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  • Some of the cool abilities you can learn are elemental attacks including: Lightning, Fire, Ice, and Earth.
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  • The famous experiment with the kite, proving lightning an electrical phenomenon, was performed by Franklin in June 1752.
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  • It is a straggling town built on seven steep hills: on one hill is the royal residence; on another (Namirembe = the hill of peace) was the cathedral of St Paul, destroyed by lightning in September 1910, and other buildings of the Anglican mission.
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  • He is presumably the Baal who is associated with thunder and lightning, and with the bull, and who was familiar to the Egyptians of the XIXth and XXth Dynasties in the adulations of their divine king.
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  • Among the Hebrews, Yahweh, some of whose features associate him with thunder, lightning and storm, and with the gifts of the earth, has now become the national god, like the Moabite Chemosh or the Ammonite Milcolm.
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  • They accordingly built a fleet at Naupactus, but before they set sail, Aristodemus was struck by lightning (or shot by Apollo) and the fleet destroyed, because one of the Heraclidae had slain an Acarnanian soothsayer.
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  • Its swift and deadly dart was likened to the lightning; equally marvellous seemed its fatal power.
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  • 22 seq.)., Again the serpent is often associated with the lightning (Winternitz, 33).9 Hence, as the reptile's range seems to be boundless, one is prepared for the serpentine deity of the Samoan and Tonga natives which connects heaven and earth (Tylor ii.
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  • Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the great pioneers of electrical science, and made the evermemorable experimental identification of lightning and electric spark.
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  • Nollet (1700-1770) had successively suggested the identity of lightning and the electric spark, and of thunder and the snap of the spark.
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  • Previously to the year 1750, Franklin drew up a statement, in which he showed that all the general phenomena and effects which were produced by electricity had their counterparts in lightning.
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  • In subsequent trials with another apparatus, he found that the clouds were sometimes positively and sometimes negatively electrified, and so demonstrated the perfect identity of lightning and electricity.
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  • According to ancient authorities, the Puteal Libonis Puteal was the name given to an erection (or enclosure) on a spot which had been struck by lightning; it was so called from its resemblance to the stone kerb or low enclosure round a well (puteus).
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  • Tension itself Cleanthes defined as a fiery stroke (ii yi irvpos); in his hymn to Zeus lightning is the symbol of divine activity.
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  • Finally, in 1764, it was struck by lightning and reduced to its present ruinous condition.
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  • The popular belief in gods was attributed by Democritus to the desire to explain extraordinary phenomena (thunder, lightning, earthquakes) by reference to superhuman agency.
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  • Damaged by lightning in 1857, it was afterwards restored, and is now a military prison.
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  • Documents show him, among other things, planning during an absence of several months from the city vast new engineering works for improving the irrigation and water-ways of the Lomellina and adjacent regions of the Lombard plain; ardently studying phenomena of storm and lightning, of river action and of mountain structure; co-operating with his friend, Donato Bramante, the great architect, in fresh designs for the improvement and embellishment of the Castello at Milan; and petitioning the duke to secure him proper payment for a Madonna lately executed with the help of his pupil, Ambrogio de Predis, for the brotherhood of the Conception of St Francis at Milan.
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  • Three years after Les Chatiments, a book written in lightning, appeared Les Contemplations, a book written in sunlight and starlight.
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  • The natural region to look to for signs of the will of Jupiter was the sky, where lightning and the flight of birds seemed directed by him as counsel to men.
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  • Of such signs there were five classes: (I) Signs in the sky (caelestia auspicia), consisting chiefly of thunder and lightning, but not excluding falling stars and other phenomena.
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  • Lightning from left to right was favourable, from right to left unfavourable; but on its mere appearance, in either direction, all business in the public assemblies was suspended for the day.
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  • Since the person charged to take the auspices for a certain day was constitutionally subject to no other authority who could test the truth or falsehood of his statement that he had observed lightning, this became a favourite device for putting off meetings of the public assembly.
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  • For public affairs it was, by the time of Cicero, superseded by the fictitious observation of lightning.
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  • He shot lightning at her that bounced off and hit an inmate.
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  • Ozone occurs, in an amount supposed to be associated with the development of atmospheric electricity (lightning, &c.); this amount varies with the seasons, being a maximum in spring, and decreasing through summer and autumn to a minimum in winter.
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  • Few more brilliant pieces of historical writing exist than his description of the coronation procession of Anne Boleyn through the streets of London, few more full of picturesque power than that in which he relates how the spire of St Paul's was struck by lightning; and to have once read is to remember for ever the touching and stately words in which he compares the monks of the London Charterhouse preparing for death with the Spartans at Thermopylae.
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  • Thus, he engages in combat with Heracles on two occasions to avenge the death of his son Cycnus; once Zeus separates the combatants by a flash of lightning, but in the second encounter he is severely wounded by his adversary, who has the active support of Athena; maddened by jealousy, he changes himself into the boar which slew Adonis, the favourite of Aphrodite; and stirs up the war between the Lapithae and Centaurs.
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  • His subjects were ordered to worship him under the name of Zeus; he built a bridge of brass, over which he drove at full speed in his chariot to imitate thunder, the effect being heightened by dried skins and caldrons trailing behind, while torches were thrown into the air to represent lightning.
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  • According to Frazer (Early History of the Kingship, 1905; see also Golden Bough, i., 1 9 00, p. 82), the early Greek kings, who were expected to produce rain for the benefit of the crops, were in the habit of imitating thunder and lightning in the character of Zeus.
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  • He is said to have been struck dead by lightning as the punishment of his pride.
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  • He is pictured on monuments and seal cylinders with the lightning and the thunderbolt, and in the hymns the sombre aspects of the god on the whole predominate.
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  • The menhir of Men-er-H`roeck (Fairy stone), which was broken into four pieces by lightning in the 18th century, previously measured about 67 ft.
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  • The river speeding on its course to the sea, the sun and moon, if not the stars also, on their never-ceasing daily round, the lightning, fire, the wind, the sea, all are in motion and therefore animate; but the savage does not stop short here; mountains and lakes, stones and manufactured articles, are for him alike endowed with souls like his own; he deposits in the tomb weapons and food, clothes and implements, broken, it may be, in order to set free their souls; or he attains the same result by burning them, and thus sending them to the Other World for the use of the dead man.
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  • As all earthly fire was thought to have come from heaven, Hephaestus has been identified with the lightning.
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  • On the other hand, the lightning is not associated with him in literature or cult, and his connexion with volcanic fires is so close as to suggest that he was originally a volcano-god.
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  • As a rule their initial consecration goes back beyond memory and tradition; we can rarely seize it in the making, as in the case of a Roman puteal, or spot struck by lightning, which was walled round like a well (puteus) against profanation, being thenceforth a shrine of Semo Sancus, the god of lightning.
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  • Two or three other deities may be mentioned here: Eshmun, the god of vital force and healing, worshipped at Sidon especially, but also at Carthage and in the colonies, identified by the Greeks with Asclepius; Melqarth, the patron deity of Tyre, identified with Heracles; Reshef or Reshuf, the " flame " or " lightning " god, especially popular in Cyprus and derived originally from Syria, whom the Greeks called Apollo.
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  • (1347-1403), Ottoman sultan, surnamed Yilderim or "Lightning," from the great rapidityof his movements, succeeded his father Murad I.
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  • It is significant that olive and willow should have been chosen for benediction together with, or as substitutes for palm, and that an exorcizing power should have been ascribed to the consecrated branches: they were to heal disease, ward off devils, protect the houses where they were set up against lightning and fire, and the fields where they were planted against hail and storms. But healing power had been ascribed to the olive in pagan antiquity, and in the same way the willow had from time immemorial been credited by the Teutonic peoples with the possession of protective qualities.
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  • In Hesiod (Theogony, 264) they are the three sons of Uranus and Gaea - Brontes, Steropes and Arges, - storm-gods belonging to the family of the Titans, who furnished Zeus with thunder and lightning out of gratitude for his having released them from Tartarus.
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  • Summanus had a temple at Rome near the Circus Maximus, dedicated at the time of the invasion of Italy by Pyrrhus, king of Epirus (278), when a terracotta image of the god (or of Jupiter himself) on the pediment of the Capitoline temple was struck by lightning and hurled into the river Tiber.
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  • A turret containing a huge bell was added in the 18th century, and restored after being injured by lightning in 1881.
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  • He appeared seated in his chariot surrounded by thunder and lightning; Semele was consumed by the flames and gave birth prematurely to a child, which was saved from the fire by a miraculous growth of ivy which sprang up round the palace of Cadmus.
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  • Having thus succeeded in drawing the electric fire from the clouds, Franklin conceived the idea of protecting buildings from lightning by erecting on their highest parts pointed iron wires or conductors communicating with the ground.
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  • The electricity of a hovering or a passing cloud would thus be carried off slowly and silently; and if the cloud was highly charged, the lightning would strike in preference the elevated conductors.'
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  • About the same time that Franklin was making his kite 1 See Sir Oliver Lodge, " Lightning, Lightning Conductors and Lightning Protectors," Journ.
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  • (1889), 18, p. 386, and the discussion on the subject in the same volume; also the book by the same author on Lightning Conductors and Lightning Guards (London, 1892).
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  • Jewish and Arabic tradition makes this the Tower of1Babel, which was supposed to have been destroyed by lightning.
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  • He was the first in England to verify Benjamin Franklin's hypothesis of the identity of lightning and electricity, and he made several important electrical discoveries.
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  • Soon afterwards he was killed by lightning (87).
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  • He was succeeded by his nephew Dathi, son of Fiachra, son of Eochaid Muigmedoin, who is stated to have been struck by lightning at the foot of the Alps in 428.
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  • They also interpreted all portents or unusual phenomena of nature, especially thunder and lightning, and prescribed the expiatory ceremonies after such events.
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  • St Barbara is the patron saint of armourers and gunsmiths, and her protection is sought specially against lightning.
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  • The cruel lightning of the sword of Brennus had illumined the night, setting Rome or Delphi on fire.
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  • Geryon (from rygpuw, the howler or roarer) is supposed to personify the storm, his father Chrysaor the lightning, his mother Callirrhoe the rain.
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  • The priests called bidentales, whose existence is attested by inscriptions, were specially connected with his worship, since lightning which fell from heaven during the day was looked upon as sent by Dius Fidius, and a special class of birds (sanquales) was under his protection.
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  • His other publications included Pharmacopee universelle (1697), Traite universel des drogues simples (1698), Traite de l'antimoine (1707), together with a number of papers contributed to the French Academy, one of which offered a chemical and physical explanation of underground fires, earthquakes, lightning and thunder.
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  • For example, when a bird is spoken of as the fire-bringer we need not necessarily conclude that, in each case, the bird means lightning.
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  • Lightning stabbed a single brilliant gnarled finger at the earth.
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  • Lightning tore across the otherwise silent room, where vamps stood enraptured by the battle before them.
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  • Lightning split the ceiling with a boom, frying several vamps in the crowd.
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  • Yully sent lightning into the sky every time she touched Darian and yet was brimming with more magic than he thought possible for her to contain.
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  • A loud crack, as if lightning were striking, sent a shockwave of power that made the monument tremble.
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  • "I'm really glad to see you," Cynthia said with relief as a flash of lightning hastened them into his vehicle.
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  • A flash of lightning followed by an ear-splitting clap of thunder caused a squeak of protest from Cynthia Dean.
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  • He marveled at Westlake's lack of concern, but as a first time visitor to the heart of nature's fury it was still a white-knuckle trip as lightning flashes and near-simultaneous thunderclaps erupted in every direction.
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  • "Darian, Sofi—" Darian didn't let her finish but swept the Oracle up into his arms, grimacing as he absorbed the lightning magic.
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  • Her own death stared at her through golden eyes, and she had cared for nothing but feeling his hot skin against hers, sating the ache of the sacred hollow between her thighs, and cooling the lightning burning in her blood!
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  • When they kissed, the room lit up with a brilliant flash of lightning.
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  • The opening of the box is in the shape of lightning bolts.
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  • Today Summer Lightning is not only a cask ale, but also comes bottle conditioned and in an eight pint mini cask.
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  • A surge suppressor includes a circuit breaker that will protect equipment from damage from a surge in electricity (e.g. a lightning strike ).
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  • There are nearly always three lightning conductors sticking up at the top of the tower.
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  • But lightning is a much higher energy plasma than that which makes crop circles (where no charring occurs ).
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  • Elsewhere in Greater Manchester a textile factory and a house were struck by lightning although no one was hurt.
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  • The lightning conclusion of the Western campaign, however, robbed the Moscow overlords of their hope of an early flagging of German power.
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  • A " Skylark " badge was carried on the tail; a green ' lightning flash ' was added to the fuselage sides.
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  • Yesterday I suddenly got flashes of lightning at the side of my right eye and then developed huge floaters.
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  • In Florida they sound a hooter to warn bathers to get out of the water if lightning is about to strike.
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  • I have no idea what might make Italian lightning uniquely indifferent to lightning rods.
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  • His body resembled yellow jasper, and his face was like lightning.
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  • His air of being on the point of shooting out forked lightning left him.
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  • Like greased lightning, Guy set to work, and within hours the navigation bar sported a link reading Chris is Great.
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  • There's plenty of blood, and flashing lightning as the corpse is hidden - but where?
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  • Keep away from solitary trees as they attract lightning.
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  • Unfortunately during the ascent we watched lightning in clouds below to the north, our summit.
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  • You're more likely to be struck dead by lightning than you are to win the Lottery?
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  • Apparently a group of cavers were hit by ground lightning in the same area a few years ago.
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  • The number of people killed by lightning each year has varied markedly.
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  • This one was built in the 13th century and used to have a spire, which was destroyed by lightning in the 17th century.
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  • With a sharp crack a bolt of brilliant white lightning forked across the sky toward us.
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  • A recent article in the New Scientist described a fresh theory for the phenomenon of ball lightning.
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  • The day started with loud thunder ringing in my ears and sheet lightning flashes before by eyes.
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  • Desiring freedom, his case instead became the lightning rod for sectional bitterness and hostility that was only resolved by war. ' GoCityKids.
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  • Now with his own moniker, ' The Lightning Seeds ' he set out to further his quest to produce perfect pop to go.
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  • Lightning Ridge, to the northwest, is a frontier town where the world's only source of black opal is to be found.
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  • Earlier in the day the home side had posted 191 on a worn, used pitch, with a lightning fast outfield.
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  • It only takes a small minority of unsecured systems for viruses and SPAM to propagate at a lightning pace.
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  • Then came a flash of lightning followed by a loud peal of thunder.
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  • The excuse from NTL is " lightning strikes on head end " which sounds quite plausible.
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  • Such volcanic plumes have been known to cause lightning on Earth.
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  • Its role then, and subsequently, was to act as a lightning conductor channeling working class radicalism safely to earth.
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  • To save Planet Earth, you will need lightning reflexes and nerves of steel.
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  • Living with a lightning rod for trouble has its advantages.
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  • There's Lightning McQueen, the hotshot rookie racecar.
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  • Buell InterActive Exhaust does not diminish the rich, throaty rumble of the Lightning exhaust tone.
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  • This is the highly anticipated sequel to Lightning Pool, one of the webs most popular casual games.
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  • My arrival-time at Luqa coincided with a massive thunderstorm complete with spectacular sheet lightning.
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  • They are designed to clasp hair shafts and can move at lightning speeds when crawling through the hair.
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  • By this time the weather was deteriorating rapidly and a lightning storm rolling up the valley.
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  • The bulk of calls to the Fire Service were caused by lightning strikes setting off fire alarms.
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  • Another storm cell approached at 0925 GMT with 4 local flashes of lightning and heavy thunder before it moved off.
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  • A person being struck by lightning was therefore thought to have been killed by a thunderbolt.
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  • Suddenly there was a startling flash of brilliant white lightning; thunder rolled and boomed out.
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  • Ever wondered what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zig zag?
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  • As an example of a large area throughout which thunder frequency for Hungary relates to the number of lightning strokes causing fire, and the figures for the United States relate to deaths by lightning.
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  • Steffens (80), represent the average number of houses struck by lightning in a year per million houses; in the first decade only seven years (1851-1860) are really included.
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  • The figures for Hungary (67) give the number of lightning strokes causing fire; those for the United States (68) give the number of persons killed by lightning.
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  • On the whole, however, the number of destructive lightning strokes and of days of thunder do not show a close parallelism.
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  • In Hungary (67), during the three years 1901 to 1903, 15% of the total deaths by lightning occurred under trees, as against 57% wholly in the open.
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  • A good many years' data for Lippe (82) in Germany make the liability to lightning stroke as follows-the number of each species being supposed the same :-Oak 57, Fir 39, Pine 5, Beech 1.
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  • According to Hellmann, as quoted by Henry (82), the liability to lightning stroke in Germany may be put at chalk I, clay 7, sand 9, loam 22.
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  • St Elmo's Fire.-Luminous discharges from masts, lightning conductors, and other pointed objects are not very infrequent, especially during thunderstorms. On the Sonnblick, where the phenomenon is common, Elster and Geitel (87) have found St Elmo's fire to answer to a discharge sometimes of positive sometimes of negative electricity.
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  • Dacier, however, and others who adhere to the Christian view of the miracle, admit that the appellation of "Thundering" or "Lightning" (KEpavv000Xos, or KepavvoOpos) was given to the legion because there was a figure of lightning on their shields.
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  • Breakages and abrasions due to wind, snow, lightning, and other climatic agents.
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  • A lightning charge of Yilderim Bayezid's dispelled the confidence of the enemy, scattering death and dismay in their ranks.
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  • The well-known rule of a mile for every five seconds between flash and peal gives a fair estimate of the distance of the lightning.
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  • They commonly hang poised in the air, then dart with lightning swiftness to another spot and poise themselves again.
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  • Moreover, the serpent or dragon may have an opponent like the eagle (see Goblet d'Alviella, 17), or a cosmical antagonist - the lightning, thunder or rain-god.
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  • When a new consul, praetor or quaestor entered on his first day of office and prayed the gods for good omens, it was a matter of custom to report to him that lightning from the left had been seen.
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  • For example, if a quaestor on his entry to office observed lightning and announced it to the consul, the latter must delay the public assembly for the day.
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  • When he caught sight of the count his eyes flashed lightning.
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  • Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and--now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it--set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.
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  • His appearance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.
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  • Making his approach into Wattisham and with five miles to run to the runway threshold, both engines on the Lightning flamed out.
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  • After the snarling beast that is the Stage 1 Cyclone, the Lightning was all just so so civilized.
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  • For well over half a century a black dog has been poised over a streak of lightning in the center of Bungay Market Place.
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  • Should a power cut happen, keep a close eye on your fish, but don´t risk getting struck by lightning.
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  • The Buell InterActive Exhaust System brings out the rich, throaty rumble of the Lightning exhaust tone.
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  • Ever wondered what the speed of lightning would be if it did n't zig zag?
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  • When lightning hits your computer or television chances are good that you do not have the cash to run out and replace them.
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  • If you are used to lightning fast results, you might be disappointed with the camera screen's speed.
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  • There are font cartridges in a number of different styles, as well as shape cartridges and cartridges featuring licensed cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and Lightning McQueen.
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  • No matter how they get leaked, celebrity sex tapes spread across the Internet at lightning speed.
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  • Your Lightning McQueen or Winnie the Pooh fan can stay dry in these full-lined, hooded raincoats, which come with matching boots and umbrellas.
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  • For example, the animated film Cars was a smash hit with kids, and Disney has a bathrobe which features the main character, Lightning McQueen.
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  • The style number is FS-22305, and because it's blue with dazzling lines of grey and yellow, lines that can only be described as resembling lightning bolts, it's worth taking a look at.
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  • Lightning Customs sells Harley Davidson tees and various other biker designed tees.
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  • All feature the Electric Visual logo, which looks like a lightning bolt within a set of parentheses.
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  • Even the names of the shades evoke power, sophistication, and superior performance: Lightning, Thunder, Legacy, Heat, Warrior, Speed, Inferno, Vortex, Equinox, and Hurricane are all Gargoyle styles.
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  • Poor weather, including lightning that can be hazardous to the operation of the roller coasters and other thrill rides.
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  • Sports fans will appreciate the Tampa Bay Rays major league baseball team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL team, the Lightning NHL team, the New York Yankees spring training facility, and various other local teams.
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  • Omni Kids bag includes a kaleidoscope, a kazoo, candy lightning bugs, oversized jacks, and a scented bracelet.
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  • Liquid Lightning: Take a spin on a 60-foot tall, 254-foot long water tunnel on a raft at a speed up to 24 miles per hour.
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  • Stormcrow - An incantation that creates bolts of lightning to take down enemies.
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  • Zeus's Fury: lets you throw lightning bolts like the big guy himself.
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  • Nimue has a Frost, Ice, and Lightning attacks.
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  • Percival has a Healing, Lightning and a defense dome that temporarily provides invincibility to any allied troop within the dome.
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  • Lightning Cup: Finish with at least third place overall in the Leaf Cup to get the Lightning Cup.
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  • A halo indicates a good matchup and a lightning bolt a bad one.
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  • Ninja Gaiden Black - Lightning fast ninja action and whip-smart AI make for one of the best action adventure games of all time.
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  • You will learn how to walk on walls, stop bullets, and move lightning fast.
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  • Learn how to walk on walls, stop bullets and move lightning fast.
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  • Using artistic graphics, Storm is a weather simulation where you control the weather with rain, winds, lightning and more.
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  • Lightning Labels - These high quality labels are digitally printed on adhesive-backed paper.
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  • Look for items with chevrons, lightning bolts or other similar designs for your room.
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  • Electric shock injuries are caused by lightning or electric current passing through the body.
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  • What are the inclement weather guidelines, especially for lightning storms and extreme heat?
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  • Persons should also seek shelter indoors during a thunderstorm to avoid being struck by lightning.
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  • Lightning McQueen - Perfect for hard surfaces and grass, this cool racecar from the popular movie Cars features sound affects and drives at two speeds in forward and one speed in reverse.
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  • In the case of Pokemon, there are battles, but no weapons are used and the characters apply their inherent energy, such as fire, water, grass, lightning, or electricity to fight.
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  • "Do you know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning?
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  • Friday night there was the most spectacular lightning over the Channel.
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  • Even super size friendly action hero Rocketpack Jack is getting a new save-the-day friend, Lightning Bolt Bud.
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  • To better camouflage urban grime, the Lightning CityX features Villain Black cast aluminum wheels and a Midnight Black chin fairing and front fender.
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  • You may also need to consider stopping a game temporarily due to adverse weather conditions such as thunder and lightning or a sudden hailstorm.
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  • Another vortex phenomenon case involved a group of young hippies who were camped out inside Stonehenge when the stones were struck by lightning.
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  • You start the game with some rudimentary magic - a lightning attack - but you can use your experience points to purchase many other spells as well as spell upgrades.
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  • Your first and third strength states will go to full, health doesn't need to be full; it gives you a special lightning power.
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  • He also has access to Magic abilities, including the Gaze of Medusa, which can turn enemies to stone, or the Rage of Zeus, which shoots powerful lightning bolts.
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  • You can even expand your abilities by reaching certain other Gods that are willing to support you in your cause, such as Zeus, who will let you hurl lightning at your enemies and Medusa who will let you turn them to stone for a time.
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  • It was raining, and in the brief flashes of lightning, she could see a tree down in the back yard.
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