lightning stroke


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lightning stroke

n
1. (Veterinary Science) a discharge of lightning between a cloud and the earth, esp one that causes damage
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science sudden death due to being struck by lightning, esp of cattle, horses or sheep
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It was all new to him, raw and horrible--it had fallen upon him like a lightning stroke.
His important poems were mostly published at this time, in 1650 and 1655, in the collection which he named 'Silex Scintillans' (The Flaming Flint), a title explained by the frontispiece, which represents a flinty heart glowing under the lightning stroke of God's call.
Was he a man for a coup-de-foudre, the lightning stroke of love?
There were many men in San Francisco against whom he had registered black marks, and now and again, with one of his lightning strokes, he erased such a mark.
Last night a lightning stroke a dome in the city of the Vatican," he wrote, referencing a widely-circulated image showing the freak natural occurrence.
Second, it is the slow component of the lightning stroke which ignites flammable vapors.