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electrical storm

or electric storm

Origin of electrical storm
1940-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On a hot Sunday afternoon in July 1835, during an electrical storm, the meetinghouse was struck by lightning.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • Not an electrical storm, but worse, a squall without warning.

    The Flying Bo'sun Arthur Mason
  • Evidently the electrical storm, with lightning bolts discharging so close, was too much for the "ghost."

  • Even this stopped in about five minutes, and, as though satisfied with what it had done, the electrical storm passed.

  • It was like the still oppressiveness preceding an electrical storm.

  • Fortunately for the Brettons' silkworms, however, no electrical storm came.

    The Story of Silk Sara Ware Bassett
  • His only worry at the time lay in the dark sky above and the blue-white stabs of lightning that promised an electrical storm.

  • The wind had risen to a gale, but the full fury of the electrical storm had passed.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • At sunset the doors would all be closed, for then the rain and the electrical storm would return, and at night the blizzard.

    Loot of the Void Edwin K. Sloat
electrical storm in Science
electrical storm  
A thunderstorm.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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