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  • n. Plural form of lightening.


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  • This set includes bliss glamour gloves (self-activating, rapeseed and multivitamin gel-lined moisture gloves) and bliss glamour glove gel (an anti-aging treatment gel that sinks deep into the skin to treat sunspots with lightenings lemon and pigment purging parsley extract). £48

    Mums Rock!

  • Apparently, thundersnow is a snow storm where it lightenings and thunders as the snow falls, creating I think an almost strobe-light effect.

    Cooperative Blog » 2007 » February » 22

  • B. however supports Rossetti, and in point of fact Shelley usually wrote lightenings, even where the word counts as a dissyllable (Locock).

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Filling the abyss with sun-like lightenings, (4 276.)

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The editio princeps (1820) reads lightnings, for which Rossetti substitutes lightenings — a conjecture described by Forman as

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Now, these persistent assuagements of his misery, and lightenings of his load, had by this time begun to have the effect of making Mr. Bounderby softer than usual towards Mrs. Sparsit, and harder than usual to most other people from his wife downward.

    Hard Times

  • It will be necessary to observe what happens in successive years, but there must not be the slightest doubt that we will cut the very last stalk of cane, even if it rains, thunders, lightenings; even if there is a threat of aggression, invasion, or whatever.


  • There'd have been convection currents in the enclosed space, and minor whirlwinds, and even miniature thunderstorms and lightenings.

    Space Platform

  • And quivering lightenings flung: but now nor clouds,

    The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II

  • The book is full of humor and wisdom, of stray lightenings, and deep growlings.

    English Literature for Boys and Girls


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