thunderstorms


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thunderstorms

a storm characterized by thunder and lightning caused by strong rising air currents; identified as agents of animal disease because of their involvement causing (1) spasmodic colic; (2) lightning strike; (3) injuries of cattle acquired in stampedes initiated by storms.

fear of thunderstorms
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The thunderstorm passed away; but the rain continued to fall heavily.
A heavy shower passed over him; distant lightning played faintly against the fronts of the dumb houses with the shuttered shops all along the Rue de Carouge; and now and then, after the faint flash, there was a faint, sleepy rumble; but the main forces of the thunderstorm remained massed down the Rhone valley as if loath to attack the respectable and passionless abode of democratic liberty, the serious-minded town of dreary hotels, tendering the same indifferent, hospitality to tourists of all nations and to international conspirators of every shade.
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.
In this unearthly stillness his footsteps fell silent on the pavement, while a dumb wind drove him on and on, like a lost mortal in a phantom world ravaged by a soundless thunderstorm.
But hours before, while the thunderstorm still raged in the night, there had been in the rooms of Julius Laspara a great sensation.
The morning was ushered in by a violent thunderstorm, and was very wet, but gradually improved and brightened up.
All this, and more, in his hurry, and in hers, in the whirl of her own gratified malice, in the dread of being discovered, in the rapidly increasing noise of heavy rain among the leaves, and a thunderstorm rolling up - Mrs.
Sparsit put into another: the little station a desert speck in the thunderstorm.
In the afternoon, a thunderstorm came up, and had but newly broken into a furious sweep of rain when he rushed in at the door, like the storm itself.
Mostly cloudy and relatively cold skies are to prevail on Wednesday and temperature is to further drop with showers and occasional thunderstorms later developing at night.
The yellow "be aware" warning, which is in place for much of South Wales, said that isolated thunderstorms are possible today but these have the potential to become more severe by tomorrow afternoon.