from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden strike or injury; a pernicious thing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sudden stroke or injury produced by some destructive cause.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Blast; a sudden stroke of some destructive cause.
She thought of love as a fountain spring, a spring into which you could not both cast defilement and drink of waters undefiled; as an altar flame fed with incense lighting the darkness; and one could no more offend love with impurity, than cast the dung heap on the altar flame and not expect blastment.