bolt of lightning

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Noun1.bolt of lightning - a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunderbolt of lightning - a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
lightning - abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
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At the same instant she saw a bolt of lightning strike a young tree by the roadside, heard the sharp click as it hit and then watched the flash dance about, now on the road, now along the barbed wire fencing.
Like a bolt of lightning he flashed down upon the Englishman.
I'd mulled over it for a couple of years and, being struck by a bolt of lightning today, I flipped and suddenly thought: the picture is flipped.
A bolt of lightning hit the chimney of the property in Bryncrug, Tywyn, and triggered a blaze in the attic.
That is, a bolt of lightning that took the shape of the dinosaur was caught flashing above Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park and the photo was posted online Wednesday by the U.
Eleven people were injured by a bolt of lightning in a park in Paris, six of them badly, the French interior ministry said.
A BOLT of lightning strikes a crane moments before it crashes into the Grand Mosque of Mecca, killing at least 107 people.
Firefighters at a house in Bearpark, County Durham, after it was hit by a bolt of lightning Kate Proctor
I'd just said, 'Let's go back to the car as the heavens are going to open' and we were crossing the causeway when a bolt of lightning hit just where we had been standing.
A bolt of lightning has damaged an outer wall of the world-famous Scrovegni chapel decorated with priceless early 14th century frescoes painted by the master Giotto, art experts in the northern city of Padua said Thursday.
Florida state regulations insist that any outdoor event must be delayed for at least half an hour after the last bolt of lightning - leaving boss Hodgson and his men with their lengthy wait.