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Thunder rod

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thunder rod a lightning rod.
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Usage

In literature:

You never need a lightning-rod, because it never thunders and it never lightens.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
You never need a lightning-rod, because it never thunders and it never lightens.
"Roughing It, Part 6." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He had shown that lightning was electricity and could be controlled, and had disarmed the thunder cloud by a simple rod.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
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In poetry:

Bastion and minaret began to nod,
Till all the pile, unmindful of His rod,
Dissolved in thunder, and the void Abyss
Caught like a quicksand at the feet of God !
"The Abyss Triumphant" by Clark Ashton Smith
Lo, winged with world's wonders,
With miracles shod,
With the fires of his thunders
For raiment and rod,
God trembles in heaven, and his angels are white with the terror of God.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Beware thee, O torrent, of yonder dark sea,
For there thou must crouch beneath tyranny’s rod,
Here thou art lonely, and lovely, and free,—
Loud as a thunder-peal, strong as a god.
"Ode To A Mountain-Torrent (From The German Of Stolberg)" by George Borrow
Then haste not, O torrent, to yonder dark sea,
For there thou must crouch beneath tyranny’s rod;
Here thou art lonely, and lovely, and free,—
Loud as a thunder-peal, strong as a god.
"Ode To A Mountain-Torrent (From The German Of Stolberg)" by George Borrow
Vengeance is thine, Almighty God!
To pay it hath thy justice bound thee;
Even now, I see thee take thy rod,—
Thy thunders, leashed and growling round thee;—
Slip them not yet, in mercy!—Deign
Thy wrath yet longer to restrain!—
"The Tocsin" by John Pierpont