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thunderstone

or thunder-stone

[thuhn-der-stohn] /ˈθʌn dərˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
any of various stones or fossils formerly thought to be fallen thunderbolts.
2.
Archaic. a thunderbolt or flash of lightning.
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  • He searched among the roots of this tree and found a "thunderstone."

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • He describes the "thunderstone" as an "agglomeration of brick, soot, unburned coal, and cinder."

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • Meunier tells of another "thunderstone" said to have fallen in North Africa.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • In Notes and Queries, 2-8-92, a writer says that he had a "thunderstone," which he had brought from Jamaica.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • The thunderstone, or thunderbolt, was supposed to have no power of harming any one who was asleep, or who wore laurel leaves.

British Dictionary definitions for thunderstone

thunderstone

/ˈθʌndəˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a long tapering stone, fossil, or similar object, formerly thought to be a thunderbolt
2.
an archaic word for thunderbolt
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