Thunder and Lightning


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Thunder and Lightning

 

See Also: NATURE, WEATHER

  1. (There was the low boom of) distant thunder echoing like cannon —Barbara Taylor Bradford
  2. Heard the heat thunder roll … like a hard apple rattling in the bottom of a barrel —James Lee Burke
  3. Lightning plays over the horizon like the flicker of ideas —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  4. Lightning and thunder spat and roared like a wounded tiger —Robert Traver
  5. Lightning falls like silent saber blows —Erich Maria Remarque
  6. Lightning flickers like a genie inside the bottle-shaped cloud —Walker Percy
  7. Lightning flutters … like a wing —like a broken bird —Katherine Mansfield
  8. Lightning … letting down thick drips of thunder like pig iron from the heart of a white-hot furnace —F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. Lightning snapped at the world like a whip —John Rechy
  10. Lightning winked across the eastern sky like fitful fireflies —Fletcher Knebel
  11. Thunder beating like tribal drums —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  12. Thunder like great stones falling —Stephen Longstreet
  13. Thunder rolled like a cannon —Anon
  14. Thunder rustling like water down the sky’s eaves —A. R. Ammons
  15. Thunder sounded like a far-off cracking of the earth —Martin Cruz Smith
  16. Thunder steps down like a giant walking the earth —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  17. A thunderstorm came rushing down … roaring like a brontosaur —Carlos Baker
References in classic literature ?
I trust that we shall be more imaginative, that our thoughts will be clearer, fresher, and more ethereal, as our sky--our understanding more comprehensive and broader, like our plains--our intellect generally on a grander seale, like our thunder and lightning, our rivers and mountains and forests-and our hearts shall even correspond in breadth and depth and grandeur to our inland seas.
Why, they rub an old tin lamp or an iron ring, and then the genies come tearing in, with the thunder and lightning a-ripping around and the smoke a-rolling, and everything they're told to do they up and do it.
But before dawn we was awake again, because meantime a storm had come up and been raging, and the thunder and lightning was awful, and the wind was a-thrashing the trees around, and the rain was driving down in slanting sheets, and the gullies was running rivers.
A memorable storm of thunder and lightning broke with that sweep of water, and there was not a moment's interval in crash, and fire, and rain, until after the moon rose at midnight.
Then a great storm came up, with thunder and lightning.
wilt thou talk of such things, while a terrible storm of thunder and lightning is raging within a few miles of us?
The morning is generally fair and bright, but about two hours after noon the sky is clouded, and immediately succeeds a violent storm, with thunder and lightning flashing in the most dreadful manner.
That night the rain fell in torrents, accompanied by thunder and lightning.
For certain it is, that ordnance was known in the city of the Oxidrakes in India; and was that, which the Macedonians called thunder and lightning, and magic.
The weather had been all the week extremely sultry, but the storm broke so suddenly--upon us, at least, in that sheltered spot--that before we reached the outskirts of the wood the thunder and lightning were frequent and the rain came plunging through the leaves as if every drop were a great leaden bead.
He hated it because he connected it with the chill and discomfort of the torrential rains, and he feared it for the thunder and lightning and wind which accompanied them.
Why, still trembling, he said, 'I do indeed fear thunder and lightning much, but, by the hand of God, I tremble before you more than for all the thunder in Heaven
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