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thunderstorm

thuhn der stawrm

  • n  a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning

  • What is a thunderstorm? Nobody knows exactly, because science has never thoroughly dissected one.
  • In a thunderstorm which delayed it for nearly half an hour at Washington's airport, a Douglas DC-3 of Pennsylvania Central Airlines took off one night last week for Pittsburgh .
  • Only the outside walls remained standing and that was probably because of a timely thunderstorm that helped contain the fire.
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  • Patrick Smith in Guardian Unlimited
    Whatever happened must have happened very fast, which is usually a sign of catastrophic structural failure,said Patrick Smith, a US based airline pilot and aviation commentator. "A plane never takes off into a thunderstorm, no crew or...
  • Sir Alan Sugar in Chester Standard
    Sir Alan said: "On Saturday during heavy rain and a thunderstorm we landed at Barton, a friendly and club-like airfield now named City Airport Manchester - a far grander name than it suggests with a grass runway about the same length as a football...
  • Nick Dougherty in Reuters.uk
    We had it as good as it could be this morning after the thunderstorm yesterday because you can stop the ball on some of the holes. I didn't play that well from tee to green but my short game was red-hot,added Dougherty, who took only 11 putts...

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