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sheet lightning

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Meteorology
sheet lightningˌsheet ˈlightning noun [uncountable]  HEMa type of lightning that appears as a sudden flash of brightness covering a large area of sky forked lightning
Examples from the Corpus
sheet lightningThey were all laughing and peering over and down, their heads black against sheet lightning.Continuous sheet lightning made the use of a torch in the ten unnecessary.Ronni jerked against him, feeling a sensation like sheet lightning root her to the spot.
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