Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A short violent downpour of rain in connection with a thunder-storm.

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Examples

  • There was a terrific thunder-plump at about noon, and then the sky cleared for a while and the heat came off the ground in waves; it was breathless, stifling, and even when the cloud thickened and rain began to fall in big drops, it brought no coolness with it.

    Flashman on the March

  • A heavy shower, like a "thunder-plump," takes up a part of the afternoon, after which the Governor's carriage, with servants in scarlet liveries, rolls slowly out of Malacca, and through the sago-palms and back again.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • On the afternoon of the day, the events of which have been recorded in the last chapter, there was, metaphorically speaking, a regular thunder-plump.

    The Golden Dream Adventures in the Far West

  • Seeing the head of the god above the mark "fair," or "settled," out they march in thins, without great-coat or umbrella, when such a thunder-plump falls down in a deluge, that, returning home by water and steam, they take to bed, and on the ninth day fever hurries them off, victims to their confidence in that treacherous tube.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • We went to Preston, and took refuge from a thunder-plump in the old tower.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • A heavy shower, like a “thunder-plump,” takes up a part of the afternoon, after which the Governor’s carriage, with servants in scarlet liveries, rolls slowly out of

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

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