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thuhn der bawlt

  • n  a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
  • n  a shocking surprise

  • Liked to surprise the 130 state employees he oversaw with "thunderbolt" exercises by walking into their offices and saying, "Okay there's a fire in the building and you have to .
  • A political thunderbolt, craftily prepared, was hurled by Prime Minister Baron Giichi Tanaka, last week, in an effort to weaken the Opposition parties by discrediting their extreme .
  • Liu's thunderbolt had resounded across the country.
News & Articles

  • Boardwalk of Broken Dreams: Remembering the Unbuilt Plans of A Coney Island Dreamer
    Last week, the city's Economic Development Corporation unveiled plans for a new Thunderbolt roller coaster that will be built in Coney Island's Luna Park. The EDC said the coaster will rise on the same site of the original ride,...
    June 19, 2013 - Curbed New York
  • Spangdahlem fighter squadron closing after 60 years in Europe
    When it was time to furl the guidon at the 81st Fighter Squadron’s inactivation ceremony Tuesday, the only A-10 Thunderbolt II in the hangar was a small concrete replica of the squadron’s aircraft on display near the stage.
    June 18, 2013 - Stars and Stripes
  • Coney Island building new Thunderbolt
    Coney Island will once again be struck by the excitement of the Thunderbolt. The legendary Thunderbolt roller coaster will be making its return to Coney Island. The new steel version of the ride will stand at 125 feet and travel at 65mph. The $10 million ride will be built on West 15th Street on a vacant lot next to the historic B and B carousel and the new Steeplechase Plaza. Thunderbolt is ...
    June 14, 2013 -

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger in San Diego Union Tribune
    Milton was one of the great thinkers and economists of the 20th century, and when I was first exposed to his powerful writings about money, free markets and individual freedom, it was like getting hit by a thunderbolt,Governor Arnold...
  • Chris Van Hollen in Reuters
    His victory has sent a thunderbolt across America tonight,said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat who is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • Joe Biden in Pakistan Dawn
    Ms Bhutto's assassination was a political thunderbolt and those of us who knew her personally have shared the loss felt by Pakistanis of all political outlooks,said Senator Biden. "In the wake of this shocking act of terrorism, Pakistani...

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