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  • Page 254 storm-god aroused from the slumbers and moving with thunderpeal through the heavens and swooping in awful grandeur upon the hills and the valleys, jarring you with frightful concussions and blinding you with sudden flashes of splendor.

    The story of my life, or, More than a half century as I have lived it and seen it lived,

  • They fixed their eyes upon the sacred priest and her, And scarce a breath was drawn, and not a soul did stir; But when the priest, holding the image of redeeming love, Had laid it on the orphan's lips; before her kiss was given, Burst a terrific thunderpeal, as if 'twould rend the heaven, Blowing her taper out, and all the altar lights above.

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

  • It grew warm rapidly; clouds overspread the sky; a thunderpeal rumbled suddenly.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • A loud thunderpeal caused the mountains to tremble.

    The Delight Makers

  • Burst a terrific thunderpeal, as if 'twould rend the heaven,

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

  • The Earth is but shivered into impalpable smoke by that Doom's-thunderpeal; the Sun misses one of his

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • -- the letters were a tropical hail-storm: third or fourth, he broke off a streaked thunderpeal, to capitulate his worldly possessions, give the names and degrees of kinship of his relatives, the exact amount of the rent-roll of his Yorkshire estates, of his funded property.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • -- the letters were a tropical hail-storm: third or fourth, he broke off a streaked thunderpeal, to capitulate his worldly possessions, give the names and degrees of kinship of his relatives, the exact amount of the rent-roll of his Yorkshire estates, of his funded property.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Volume 2

  • -- the letters were a tropical hail-storm: third or fourth, he broke off a streaked thunderpeal, to capitulate his worldly possessions, give the names and degrees of kinship of his relatives, the exact amount of the rent-roll of his Yorkshire estates, of his funded property.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Complete

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  • From Carlyle, in 1837: "Confused tremor and fremescence; waxing into thunderpeals, of Fury stirred on by Fear."

    October 1, 2008