lightning strike

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The lines seemed pearls to me and his voice sweet as syrup; and afterwards, I may say ever since then, looking at the misfortune into which I have fallen, I have thought that poets, as Plato advised, ought to he banished from all well-ordered States; at least the amatory ones, for they write verses, not like those of 'The Marquis of Mantua,' that delight and draw tears from the women and children, but sharp-pointed conceits that pierce the heart like soft thorns, and like the lightning strike it, leaving the raiment uninjured.
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.
It was like a thunderstorm, despised by all because the lightning strikes so few; the balls struck only here and there, the dying, the sick, the dead sometimes
This sets off a highly conductive flow of plasma, ultimately leading to the lightning strike.
Introduction: Lightning strike is a rare, deadly natural phenomenon, affecting multiple organ systems with serious complications.
A new study in Geophysical Research Letters reveals how one lightning strike in a storm creates two sources for the TIPPs, and the finding may help to enhance monitoring of large storms in real time.
A HOUSE was set on fire after a lightning strike in the early hours of yesterday.
The Lightning Strike Fire Starter features a storage compartment with enough tinder to get multiple fires going under tough conditions.
I'd only been filming for five minutes before we got the huge lightning strike just behind Gateshead College.
The lightning strike came as thunderstorms hit Wirral and Liverpool after lunchtime, bringing to an end this week's largely dry and sunny spell.
A freak lightning strike injured 35 at a youth football match in the village of Hoppstaedten, south-west Germany and left three seriously injured.
A lightning strike at a children's football match in Hoppstaetten in the German region of Rheinland-Pfalz on Saturday left the referee and two other adults seriously injured.