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 ?
In the face of this new disaster the rain seemed to have ceased and the thunder and lightning to be less severe.
The wind began to moan in hollow murmurs, as the sun went down carrying glad day elsewhere; and a train of dull clouds coming up against it, menaced thunder and lightning. Large drops of rain soon began to fall, and, as the storm clouds came sailing onward, others supplied the void they left behind and spread over all the sky.
Pinocchio was greatly afraid of thunder and lightning, but the hunger he felt was far greater than his fear.
From Heaven and from Olympus he came forthwith, hurling his lightning: the bold flew thick and fast from his strong hand together with thunder and lightning, whirling an awesome flame.
And through the two of them heat took hold on the dark-blue sea, through the thunder and lightning, and through the fire from the monster, and the scorching winds and blazing thunderbolt.
We sat in our seats three whole hours and never understood anything but the thunder and lightning; and even that was reversed to suit German ideas, for the thunder came first and the lightning followed after.
HUDDERSFIELD was hit by thunder and lightning for the second time in a week as experts warned of flash flooding.
Torrential downpours hammered the region yesterday afternoon as thunder and lightning also struck across the area.
There were reports of thunder and lightning in several areas of Greater Manchester, including the city centre, Trafford, Tameside, Oldham and Bolton.
The Met Office's thunderstorm warning ended at 9am this morning after parts of the UK were battered by thunder and lightning overnight that caused trees to topple, powercuts and a house fire.
Dubai:Rain, thunder and lightning hit the UAE in the early hours of Wednesday.
Raccoon, a visiting parent who is also a meteorologist, explains what causes thunderstorms, thunder and lightning, and even hail and strong winds.
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