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" While the thunder-cloud is swelling and extending itself over a large tract of country, the lightning is seen to dart from one part of it to another, and often to illuminate its whole mass. When the cloud has acquired a sufficient extent, the lightning... "
A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific: Or A Physical, Political, and ... - Page lxviii
by James Bell - 1832
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An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Illustrated with Copper Plates, Volume 2

William Nicholson - 1790 - 412 pages
...When the cloud has ac* quired a fufficient extent, the lightning ftrikes the earth in two oppofire places ; the path of the lightning lying 'through the whole body of the cloud and its branches. That thunder-clouds frequently do nothing more than conduct the electric matter from one place to another,...
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The Economy of Nature Explained and Illustrated on the Principles ..., Volume 1

George Gregory - 1796 - 620 pages
...acquired a fulrkient extent, the lightning ftrikes, between the cloud and the earth, in two oppofite places, the path of the lightning lying through the...branches. The longer this lightning continues, the rarer the cloud grows, and the lefs dark is its Z 3 appearance, 342 Phenomena off bunder [Book IV....
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 6

William Nicholson - 1809 - 722 pages
...country, the lightning is seen to dart from one part of it to another, and often to illuminate its whole mass. When the cloud has acquired a sufficient...longer this lightning continues, the less dense does the cloud become, and the less dark its appearance ; till at length it breaks in different places,...
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Elements of Geography: Designed for Young Students in that Science. In Seven ...

Benjamin Workman - 1809 - 218 pages
...mafs. When the cloud has acquired a fufficient extent, the lightning. ftrikes the earth in two oppoflte places ; the path of the lightning lying through the whole body of the cloud and its branchesThe rainbow is formed in general by the reflection of the rays of the fun's light from the...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 12

William Nicholson - 1821 - 356 pages
...country, the lightning is anen to dart from one part of it to another, and often to illuminate its whole mass. When the cloud has acquired a sufficient...longer this lightning continues, the less dense does the cloud become, and the less dark its appearance ; till at length it breaks in different places,...
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 12

William Nicholson - 1821 - 356 pages
...country, the lightning is seen to dart from one part of it to another, and often to illuminate its whole mass. When the cloud has acquired a sufficient...extent, the lightning strikes between the cloud and the earto, in two opposite places, the path of the lightning lying through the whole body of the cloud...
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The Babbler; or, Weekly literary and scientific intelligencer, Volume 1

1822 - 440 pages
...lightning is seen to dart from one part of it to another, and often to illuminate ”tswhole mass. Wben the cloud has acquired a sufficient extent, the lightning...lightning lying through the whole body of the cloud and branches. The longer this lightning continues the more rare the cloud grows, and the less dark is its...
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An encyclopędia of agriculture

John Claudius Loudon - 1825 - 1250 pages
...of country, the lightning is seen to dan from one part of it to another, and often to illuminate its whole mass. When the cloud has acquired a sufficient...between the cloud and the earth, in two opposite places; tltc parti of the lightning lying through the whole body of the cloud and its branches. The longer...
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An Encyclopędia of Agriculture: Comprising the Theory and Practice of the ...

John Claudius Loudon - 1826 - 1252 pages
...country, the lightning is seen to dart from one part of it to another, and often to illuminate its whole mass. When the cloud has acquired a sufficient...longer this lightning continues, the less dense does the cloud become, and the less dark its appearance ; till at length it breaks in different places,...
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A Manual of Natural and Experimental Philosophy: Being the ..., Volume 2

Charles Frederick Partington - 1828 - 468 pages
...country, the lightning is seen to dart from one part of it to another, and often to illuminate its whole mass. When the cloud has acquired a sufficient...the whole body of the cloud and its branches. .The electrical explosion generally takes place in the air, and at a considerable height ; but in many instances...
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