forked lightning


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forked lightning

n
(Physical Geography) a zigzag form of lightning. Also called: chain lightning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forked lightning - a form of lightning that moves rapidly in a zigzag path with one end divided (fork-like)forked lightning - a form of lightning that moves rapidly in a zigzag path with one end divided (fork-like)
lightning - abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
Translations

forked lightning

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forked lightning

n(fulmine m a) saetta
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Drenched with the pelting rain, confused by the deafening thunder, and bewildered by the glare of the forked lightning, they would have passed a solitary house without being aware of its vicinity, had not a man, who was standing at the door, called lustily to them to enter.
Of course the forked lightning seemed to pass through him when he first approached her, and he remained conscious throughout the interview of hiding uneasiness; but, good as he was, it must be owned that his uneasiness was less than it would have been if he had thought his rival a brilliant and desirable match.
The thunder rolled heavily, and the forked lightning seemed to make jagged rents in every part of the vast curtain without, as Riderhood sat by the window, glancing at the bed.
For Zeus who hates the braggart's boast Beheld that gold-bespangled host; As at the goal the paean they upraise, He struck them with his forked lightning blaze.
@BicycleBenUK captured this stunning image of forked lightning in Nuneaton in the ealy hours of this morning (July 24)
What we generally see in our part of the world is sheet and forked lightning varying from dazzling white to bolts of electric blue and even pink.
In a fillies' Classic run against a dramatic backdrop of thunderous skies and forked lightning, Cheshire Oaks heroine looked quarry for 8-11 hotpot Rhododendron as Ryan Moore ranged up on the 1,000 Guineas runnerup with a quarter of a mile to run.
The sky was illuminated by forked lightning and loud claps of thunder.
Forked lightning was also spotted off the coast of Llandudno.
Forked lightning lit up the sky as the storm over Hardwick Live grew worse still.
After a rain-hit first day, play was suspended twice before finally being abandoned for the day as forked lightning streaked the skies and heavy downpours hit par-71 Sentosa Golf Club.