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  • "Call the poor ramblin 'lightnin'-rod back," suggested a kindly puncher.

    Sundown Slim

  • I wants cake when I'm hungry, "lightnin '" when I'm dry

    Memphis Minnie Lyrics

  • It says in the description that the wings can be removed... it might be kind fun to mount it on a stand and play it upright, fretted... you'd lose the cheesy wings but keep the rockin' lightnin' bolts...

    Weird looking cheap electro/acoustic bass

  • 'The house has been struck wi' lightnin ', I'm certain.'

    Border Ghost Stories

  • "Wal, the 'doant; the' luk wusa then thet: they'm bottled up thunder an 'lightnin', an 'ef the' cum down har, they'll chaw ye all ter hash."

    Among the Pines or, South in Secession Time

  • Something about livin 'lightnin' and balls of fire.

    The Whispering Spheres

  • I mind I was sittin 'by a hayrick of Mr. Burke's -- that was long afore he was lamed by that terrible horse o' his -- and ponderin 'on that heathen name, when all at once it comed to me like a flash o' lightnin '.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • "Ah'd like to see any goddam barrage do the damage one of our thunder an 'lightnin' storms'll do," shouted Chris.

    Three Soldiers

  • Then, one mornin ', while we was all in school, a big storm come up, thunder an' lightnin 'an' all.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census

  • An 'presently, as I were stumblin' along in the dark, comes another crackle o 'lightnin', an 'lookin' up, what should I see but this 'ere cottage.

    The Broad Highway

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