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Thunderstone vs. Thunderbolt

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Thunderstonenoun

(archaic) A thunderbolt.

Thunderboltnoun

A flash of lightning accompanied by a crash of thunder.

Thunderstonenoun

A stone or fossil thought to be, or be caused by, a thunderbolt striking the earth.

Thunderboltnoun

(figuratively) An event that is terrible, horrific or unexpected.

Thunderstonenoun

A belemnite.

Thunderboltnoun

Vehement threatening or censure; especially, ecclesiastical denunciation; fulmination.

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Thunderstonenoun

A thunderbolt, - formerly believed to be a stone.

‘Fear no more the lightning flash,Nor the all-dreaded thunderstone.’;

Thunderboltnoun

(soccer) A very powerful shot.

Thunderstonenoun

A belemnite. See Belemnite.

Thunderboltnoun

(paleontology) A belemnite, or thunderstone.

Thunderboltnoun

(heraldry) A charge in the form of two joined bundles with four rays of lightning emerging from them, resembling the thunderbolt of Jupiter.

Thunderboltnoun

A daring or irresistible hero.

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Thunderboltnoun

A shaft of lightning; a brilliant stream of electricity passing from one part of the heavens to another, or from the clouds to the earth.

Thunderboltnoun

Something resembling lightning in suddenness and effectiveness.

‘The Scipios' worth, those thunderbolts of war.’;

Thunderboltnoun

Vehement threatening or censure; especially, ecclesiastical denunciation; fulmination.

‘He severely threatens such with the thunderbolt of excommunication.’;

Thunderboltnoun

A belemnite, or thunderstone.

Thunderboltnoun

a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

Thunderboltnoun

a shocking surprise;

‘news of the attack came like a bombshell’;

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Thunderbolt

A thunderbolt or lightning bolt is a symbolic representation of lightning when accompanied by a loud thunderclap. In Indo-European mythology, the thunderbolt was identified with the 'Sky Father'; this association is also found in later Hellenic representations of Zeus and Vedic descriptions of the vajra wielded by the god Indra.

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