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  • n. Plural form of thunderer.

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Examples

  • Though to be fair, the winds, thunderers, tie snakes, and piasas engaged in their own warfare.

    Fire The Sky

  • From the dark Hades of Greek Mythology to the fire-and-brimstone visions of fundamentalist thunderers, Hell has long held a particular grip over the human imagination.

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  • Then, as the door below creaked open, I heard it louder: "The thunderers!"

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  • I listened and heard faintly a voice of command, like that of Zaphnath, saying, "Haste, get me the thunderers!"

    Pharaoh's Broker Being the Very Remarkable Experiences in Another World of Isidor Werner

  • This was no painted pageant; it was real strength, real soldiership; the cannon that roared above our heads, as we descended into the boats, were the thunderers which had shaken many a battlement; the flotilla of launches, long-boats, and cutters which covered the sea, was manned with the soldiers and sailors sent forth to fight the battle of human freedom on every shore of the globe.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • Varuna still gives rain: "To whomsoever ye two are kindly disposed comes sweet rain from heaven; we beseech you for rain ... you, the thunderers who go through earth and heaven" (v. 63), -- a strange prayer to be addressed to a monotheistic god of light: "Ye make the lightning flash, ye send the rain; ye hide the sky in cloud and rain" (_ib_.).

    The Religions of India Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume 1, Edited by Morris Jastrow

  • It was old, -- nothing but repetition, -- but now he had something new and true and passionate to say, .. something that, if God pleased, it should be his to utter with the clearness and forcibleness common to the Greek thunderers of yore, who spoke out what was in them, grandly, simply, and with the fearless majesty of thought that reeked nothing of opinions.

    Ardath

  • However it was, he rode beside her and rejoiced to hear the young girl's talk of her father as a captain of one of England's thunderers, and of the cruelty of that Admiralty to him: at which Admiral Baldwin laughed, but had not the heart to disagree with her, for he could belabour the Admiralty in season, cause or no cause.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 2

  • However it was, he rode beside her and rejoiced to hear the young girl's talk of her father as a captain of one of England's thunderers, and of the cruelty of that Admiralty to him: at which Admiral Baldwin laughed, but had not the heart to disagree with her, for he could belabour the

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

  • But the cause of their derision was soon discovered, which was, that the spirits who thundered were not many, but few, and were as little as children, and that on former occasions they (the thunderers) had terrified them by such sounds, and yet were unable to do them the least harm.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

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