thunderstorm


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Synonyms for thunderstorm

a storm resulting from strong rising air currents

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On reaching it for him, from a shelf, the man was about to pass a small joke as to taking the air in a thunderstorm, but, after looking at the face of his lodger, he only observed, just to say something--
By that time the thunderstorm had attacked in earnest.
The thunderstorm passed away; but the rain continued to fall heavily.
Ragged edges of black clouds peeped over the hills, and invisible thunderstorms circled outside, growling like wild beasts.
Sparsit put into another: the little station a desert speck in the thunderstorm.
There was a thunderstorm some miles away: we could see the glimmer of the lightning.
But very wrongly, as I was soon to see; for I had not been half an hour at the inn (standing in the door most of the time, to ease my eyes from the peat smoke) when a thunderstorm came close by, the springs broke in a little hill on which the inn stood, and one end of the house became a running water.
When I was about fifteen years old we had retired to our house near Belrive, when we witnessed a most violent and terrible thunderstorm.
For a time this little thunderstorm undoubtedly cleared the air.
He was a very handsome boy, with bright black eyes, but when he scowled his eyes were like the sky before a thunderstorm.
And I,' said the mother, 'I feel so uneasy, as if a heavy thunderstorm were coming.
You be quiet, Athelstan, or we shall have a thunderstorm.
Heavy showers, with thunderstorms, may be expected to-day," it would say on Monday, and so we would give up our picnic, and stop indoors all day, waiting for the rain.
In the year 1793, [12] one of the most destructive thunderstorms perhaps on record happened at Buenos Ayres: thirty-seven places within the city were struck by lightning, and nineteen people killed.
All the preceding afternoon and night heavy thunderstorms had hissed down upon the meads, and washed some of the hay into the river; but this morning the sun shone out all the more brilliantly for the deluge, and the air was balmy and clear.