bolt of lightning

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a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

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It is believed that during a lightning stike a bolt of lightning struck the chimney of the house and ignited a fire in the annex of the property.
BRILLIANT: Twitter user @jamesalewis sent in this picture of lightning striking down SNAKING: An impressively bulky bolt of lightning strikes down in this picture by Twitter user @liverpoolweather
THIS was the moment a bolt of lightning brought South Wales' summer to a dramatic halt over the weekend.
12 -- After the announcement of resignation by Pope Benedict, as an inexplicable coincidence, the dome of the basilica of St Peter was struck by a bolt of lightning which a cameraman captured in vivid detail during a thunderstorm in Rome.
A bolt of lightning killed three people, including two children, in southern Ghazni province, residents and an official said, on Monday.
Lewis performed a host of tracks from latest album Terra Incognita alongside favourites You're Speaking My Language, Four on the Floor and Live a Bolt of Lightning.
A FAMILY have described the moment a bolt of lightning struck their house as like "a bomb going off".
But a bolt of lightning can span 10 miles and strike an area where thunder from the storm might not be heard.
The typical BOLT OF LIGHTNING heats the atmosphere to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mohammed had been sheltering under a tree in Small Heath Park during Saturday's torrential thunderstorms when he was hit by a bolt of lightning and suffered a heart attack and serious burns.
A bolt of lightning struck near the tree instantly killing a 41-year-old Australian male teacher, a youth worker and three Thai students.
Love at first sight is characterized by a bolt of lightning (Italian, French, Swedish) or arrow (Spanish).
But seconds after that, the bed she had been sleeping in was zapped by a bolt of lightning, totally destroying it.
Balls of lightning are rare phenomena and are thought to be a ball of plasma formed when a bolt of lightning hits the ground and creates a molten "hot spot".
Usually a tree hit by a strong bolt of lightning exhibits browned leaves very soon, so it sounds like your tree is a likely survivor.