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  • n. Plural form of brimstone.

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Examples

  • These, according to tradition, were originally a race of pestilent sempiternous beldames, who peopled these parts long before the memory of man, being of that abominated race emphatically called brimstones; and who, for their innumerable sins against the children of men, and to furnish an awful warning to the beauteous sex, were doomed to infest the earth in the shade of these threatening and terrible little bugs; enduring the internal torments of that fire, which they formerly carried in their hearts and breathed forth in their words, but now are sentenced to bear about for ever -- in their tails!

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • Can anyone think of an example where something changed over the internet because of positive and happy energy instead of the #fail of fires and brimstones and everyone watching from the sidelines with popcorn waiting for the brilliant curmudgeons of righteousness to flagellate the hapless?

    Question About Positive Change Over Interwebs

  • "I can upset your Blackstones, your whitestones, your gravestones, and your brimstones."

    a tropical depression

  • Commas, brimstones, painted ladies coast on the thermoclines along the cliffs.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Later we'll have tortoise-shells, red admirals, yellow brimstones, perhaps even commas.

    Funeral In Berlin

  • Kyver -- that is to say, a _wrangler_ or _scolder_ -- and expressed the characteristic of his family, which for nearly two centuries had kept the windy town of Saardam in hot water, and produced more tartars and brimstones than any ten families in the place; and so truly did he inherit this family peculiarity that he had not been a year in the government of the province before he was universally denominated

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • Y: When Our Decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer, -

    Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side

  • Y: And We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay.

    Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side

  • Rickmansworth, Radlett, Wheathampstead and Breachwood Green, among others, are dotted with coppices of ideal loveliness, and larger woods such as Batch Wood near St. Albans and Bricket Wood near Watford are carpeted with flowers in their season, interspersed with glades, and haunted by jays and doves, by ringlets and brimstones.

    Hertfordshire

  • Saardam in hot water, and produced more tartars and brimstones than any ten families in the place; and so truly did he inherit this family peculiarity that he had not been a year in the government of the province before he was universally denominated William the Testy.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

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