A pale flare of heat-lightning turned the world, momentarily, from jet black to a dim sulphur-color.
It reminded the other man of heat-lightning on a dark skyline.
But now and then, for an instant, the post sprang into sight out of the blackness to the weird play of the heat-lightning.
Then the heat-lightning smile played about the hollow face again.
The room was now perfectly dark, except for an occasional flash of heat-lightning from the vanished storm.
Mrs. Bolton kept a grim silence, against which her husband's babble of optimism played like heat-lightning on a night sky.
From all sides the horizon drew near in black walls across which the heat-lightning wrote in rageful zigzags.
The wind had fallen asleep in the pinelands and lurid sheets of heat-lightning flickered across the northern skies.
It makes you feel like heat-lightning just to watch 'em fly!
The night was pitch dark, except for pulses of heat-lightning, now and then, far to westward.
|heat lightning |
Intermittent flashes of reddish or orange light near the horizon, usually seen on a hot summer evening and unaccompanied by thunder. Heat lightning is thought to be the reflection of distant lightning on clouds. Its color is believed to be due to the refraction of light in the atmosphere. See also sheet lightning, See more at lightning.