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British Dictionary definitions for forked lightning

forked lightning

noun
  1. a zigzag form of lightningAlso called: chain lightning
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  • Then flashed across the murky-black night of her stormy mind the forked-lightning inspiration of what the real revenge would be.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves