lightnings

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lightnings

  1. (archaic) plural form of lightning
    • 1605: William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of King Lear
      You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flames
      Into her scornful eyes!
    • 1818: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
      For a short space of time I remained at the window watching the pallid lightnings that played above Mont Blanc and listening to the rushing of the Arve, which pursued its noisy way beneath.