from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various mineral concretions, such as a belemnite, formerly supposed to be thunderbolts.
  • noun Archaic A flash of lightning conceived as a stone; a thunderbolt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as thunderbolt, 1, 2.
  • noun Same as thunderbolt, 3 and .

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A thunderbolt, -- formerly believed to be a stone.
  • noun (Paleon.) A belemnite. See Belemnite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic A thunderbolt.
  • noun A stone or fossil of a kind once thought to be fallen thunderbolts.


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  • The "thunderstone" is usually "a beautifully polished, wedge-shaped piece of greenstone," says a writer in the _Cornhill Magazine_, 50-517.

    The Book of the Damned

  • I should like to send out a report that a "thunderstone" had fallen, say, somewhere in New Hampshire --

    The Book of the Damned

  • Then send out a report that a "thunderstone" had fallen at Stockholm, say --

    The Book of the Damned

  • He describes the "thunderstone" as an "agglomeration of brick, soot, unburned coal, and cinder."

    The Book of the Damned

  • Meunier tells of another "thunderstone" said to have fallen in North

    The Book of the Damned

  • June 20, 1880, it was reported that a "thunderstone" had struck the house at 180 Oakley Street, Chelsea, falling down the chimney, into the kitchen grate.

    The Book of the Damned

  • "thunderstone," which he had brought from Jamaica.

    The Book of the Damned

  • November 13th, 2007 at 11: 03 am brooklyn says: oh, and stripper name: santana thunderstone.


  • She looked at him with her big old black eyes and saw the two faces, the deep lightning-flash red ridge, and the thunderstone scar running from chin to hairline.

    Bottled Spider

  • He placed a thunderstone—a pierre tonnerre—in an enamel dish and covered it with a magical potion.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow


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