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.
THIS is the jaw-dropping moment a bolt of lightning struck a parked car right outside the owner's front door.
Mr Perks, 32, went into cardiac arrest following the direct hit from the bolt of lightning and, despite frantic CPR attempts at the scene, he died on Wednesday.
1984: A bolt of lightning set fire to York Minster.
The deceased, identified as Nooran, was present outside the house during rain along her daughter when the deadly bolt of lightning struck them.
The video, which appears to have been filmed on a boat offshore, captures the moment a huge bolt of lightning illuminates the night sky over the capital.
His snapshot of a single bolt of lightning zigzagging dramatically through the dark grey sky and connecting with the tip of the Kuala Lumpur Tower was posted, reposted and drew lots of 'hearts' on social media.
A North Carolina teacher was stunned on June 11 during a close encounter with a bolt of lightning while recording a massive storm outside his home.
Police said a bolt of lightning hit the area where Delabajan and Alimoot were sitting.
Eleven people were injured by a bolt of lightning in a park in Paris, six of them badly, the French interior ministry said.