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- n. A vociferous preacher or orator.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sons of thunder: a name given by Christ to two of his disciples, James and John, sons of Zebedee.
- Hence singular A name sometimes given to a vociferous preacher or orator.
Ancient Greek from Hebrew, "sons of thunder", an appellation given by Christ to two of his disciples (James and John). See Mark iii. 17. (Wiktionary)