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Thunderbolts

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Jupiter was depicted by the ancients as a man seated on a throne, holding a sceptre in his left hand and thunderbolts in his right. Modern science has proved there are no such things as thunderstones, though many tons of bolides (2 syl.), aërolites (3 syl.), meteors, or shooting stars (of stony or metallic substance) fall annually to our earth. These “air-stones,” however, have no connection with thunder and lightning.

“Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts;

Dash him to pieces!”


Shakespeare: Julius Cœsar, iv. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Thule
Thumb
Thumb-nail Legacies
Thumbikins or Thumbscrew
Thunder
Thunder (Sons of) [Boanesgēs]
Thunder and Lightning or Tonnant
Thunders of the Vatican
Thunderbolt of Itàly
Thunderbolts
Thunderer (The)
Thundering Legion
Thunstone
Thursday
Thursday
Tiara
Tib
Tib and Tom
Tiber
Tibullus