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Definition of Lightning

Lightning

  1. A discharge of atmospheric electricity, accompanied by a vivid flash of light, commonly from one cloud to another, sometimes from a cloud to the earth. The sound produced by the electricity in passing rapidly through the atmosphere constitutes thunder.
  2. The act of making bright, or the state of being made bright; enlightenment; brightening, as of the mental powers.
  3. Lightening.

Lightning Quotations

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
Clint Eastwood

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
Mark Twain

Electricity is really just organized lightning.
George Carlin

Some calamities - the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 - have come like summer lightning, as bolts from the blue. The looming crisis of America's Ponzi entitlement structure is different. Driven by the demographics of an aging population, its causes, timing and scope are known.
George Will
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Lightning Translations

lightning in Danish is lyn
lightning in Dutch is bliksem, schicht, flits, hemelvuur
lightning in Finnish is salama
lightning in German is Blitz, Blitzen, Blitz
lightning in Italian is baleno, lampeggiare, fulmine
lightning in Norwegian is lyn
lightning in Swedish is blixt
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