from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lightning-rod.
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By what thrice-divine Franklin thunder-rod shall miraculous fire be drawn out of Heaven; and descend gently, life-giving, with health to the souls of men?
These shall act as miraculous thunder-rod, -- to such length as they can.
The strict-minded Max departed; home to paternal Arras; and even had a Law-case there and pleaded, not unsuccessfully, 'in favour of the first Franklin thunder-rod.'