Thunder and Lightning

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Thunder and Lightning

 

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  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
Similes Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1988 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.