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
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- noun archaic A
- 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.
I should like to send out a report that a "thunderstone" had fallen, say, somewhere in New Hampshire --
Then send out a report that a "thunderstone" had fallen at Stockholm, say --
He describes the "thunderstone" as an "agglomeration of brick, soot, unburned coal, and cinder."
Meunier tells of another "thunderstone" said to have fallen in North
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.
"thunderstone," which he had brought from Jamaica.
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.
He placed a thunderstone—a pierre tonnerre—in an enamel dish and covered it with a magical potion.