Origin of lightning rod
Words nearby lightning rod
How to use lightning rod in a sentence
Controversy followed Reed, often a golf lightning rod nicknamed “Captain America,” after Team USA lost to Europe at Le Golf National in France.Patrick Reed hospitalized, putting FedEx Cup playoffs and Ryder Cup in doubt|Cindy Boren|August 24, 2021|Washington Post
Ricardo Salles, the Brazilian environment minister who became a lightning rod for anger over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, resigned Wednesday after allegations he obstructed a federal investigation into illegal logging.Brazil's Controversial Environment Minister Has Quit. What Does It Mean for the Amazon?|Ciara Nugent|June 24, 2021|Time
The board refused to accept its role as the company’s lightning rod by kicking the decision back to Facebook.
The bill has become a lightning rod for Republican opposition, spurring claims that it is a partisan attempt to rewrite federal election laws in Democrats’ favor.House Democrats pass sweeping elections bill as GOP legislatures push to restrict voting|Mike DeBonis|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
I don't know why he's singled out, but every time he just ends up being the lightning rod for my brothers' dirty jokes and my dad and uncle's drunken nicknames.Carolyn Hax: Poking fun at her husband is, in fact, no fun|Carolyn Hax|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Should lightning strike and Hillary Clinton forgoes a presidential run, Democrats have a nominee in waiting.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So I asked the driver to honk the horn, which he does, and Rod looks over.
And of course, Rod, being Rod, goes for it a hundred percent; his mouth drops open and he says, ‘What?’
Rod Stewart and Diane Sawyer This is just highly entertaining.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic|Kevin Fallon|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Creator Rod Serling was compelled by the need “not to just entertain but to enlighten.”
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Spite, however, of punishments and prohibitions the use of tobacco spread with the rapidity of lightning.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
A connecting rod worked a balance-beam, which worked the air-pump, feed-pump, and plug-rod for moving the valves.
A piece of iron sticking out from the cross-head carried the plug-rod for working the gear-handles.