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thunder-and-lightning

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Oxford mixture (which see, under mixture).

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "I've never seen a dog so panicked over a thunder-and-lightning storm," says Dan, 49, a former farm and factory worker.

    Shell-Shocked Dog of War Finds a Home With the Family of a Fallen Hero

  • The Giants rushed for 117 yards on 32 carries and for the first time, Mr. Bradshaw and Mr. Jacobs looked like the thunder-and-lightning set the Giants envisioned, as Mr. Jacobs got involved early.

    Let the Good Times Roll

  • The last few weeks everyone has been complaining about the heat (though we have had a few lovely hour-long thunder-and-lightning storms in the evenings), which means the temperature has been in the mid-eighties.

    Living in two places - dialogue wanted

  • It's also very impressive in a thunder-and-lightning storm.

    Tales from a Hilltop Castle

  • Except in Castro Valley, where a stray cloud produced a spectacular 25-minute combination hail storm and thunder-and-lightning show this morning.

    40 Years Ago Today

  • I recollect my costume very well: a thunder-and-lightning coat, a white waistcoat embroidered neatly at the pockets, a lace frill, a pair of knee-breeches, and elegant white cotton or silk stockings.

    The Fatal Boots

  • We must give Webster all the thunder-and-lightning circulars and advertising enginery that is needful.

    Mark Twain

  • Dams, pressing forward with many a blustering oath, at the head of the warriors of Hell-gate, clad in their thunder-and-lightning gaberdines; and lastly, the standard-bearers and body-guard of

    Washington Irving

  • The sun was completely obscured by the mountains and the end-of-the-day thunder-and-lightning show had changed venues and was illuminating the eastern plains and not the foothills.

    Cold Case

  • "Two to one in half-crowns on the big un," says Rattle, one of the amateurs, a tall fellow, in thunder-and-lightning waistcoat, and puffy, good-natured face.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

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