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thun·der·stone

 (thŭn′dər-stōn′)
n.
1. Any of various mineral concretions, such as a belemnite, formerly supposed to be thunderbolts.
2. Archaic A flash of lightning conceived as a stone; a thunderbolt.
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thunderstone

(ˈθʌndəˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Archaeology) a long tapering stone, fossil, or similar object, formerly thought to be a thunderbolt
2. an archaic word for thunderbolt
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