from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bolt of fire or flame; a discharge of lightning such as sets fire to inflammable terrestrial objects: any severe flash which appears to strike downward to the earth's surface.
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Stone was about the only thing, besides thick and heavy iron or an order shield, that could stop a large fire-bolt.
Fewer were they but they clove through the Southrons like a fire-bolt in a forest.
She had, it seems, been alarmed by the crash which accompanied the fire-bolt, and had hurried up to learn the cause.
The thunder was his wrath; the gathering of the black clouds is the drawing down of Thor's angry brows; the fire-bolt bursting out of
Erebus Blackness be it enough to discern that this and the other dazzling fire-bolt, dazzling fire-torrent, does by small Volition and great Necessity, verily issue, -- in such and such succession; destructive so and so, self-destructive so and so: till it end.