from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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?

    The French Revolution

  • These shall act as miraculous thunder-rod, -- to such length as they can.

    The French Revolution

  • 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.'

    The French Revolution


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