Thunder pumper. (Zoöl.) (a) The croaker (b) The American bittern or stake-driver.Thunder rod, a lightning rod. [R.] — Thunder snake. (Zoöl.) (a) The chicken, or milk, snake. (b) A small reddish ground snake (Carphophis, or Celuta, amœna) native to the Eastern United States; — called also worm snake.Thunder tube, a fulgurite. See Fulgurite.

(Thun"der) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Thundered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thundering.] [AS. þunrian. See Thunder, n.]

1. To produce thunder; to sound, rattle, or roar, as a discharge of atmospheric electricity; — often used impersonally; as, it thundered continuously.

Canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
Job xl. 9.

2. Fig.: To make a loud noise; esp. a heavy sound, of some continuance.

His dreadful voice no more
Would thunder in my ears.

1. The sound made by the sudden fall or blow of a heavy body, as of a hammer, or the like.

The distant forge's swinging thump profound.

With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
They dropped down, one by one.

2. A blow or knock, as with something blunt or heavy; a heavy fall.

The watchman gave so great a thump at my door, that I awaked at the knock.

(Thump), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thumping.] To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound.

These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers
Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped.

(Thump), v. i. To give a thump or thumps; to strike or fall with a heavy blow; to pound.

A watchman at midnight thumps with his pole.

(Thump"er) n. One who, or that which, thumps.

(Thump"ing), a. Heavy; large. [Colloq.]

(Thun"der) n. [OE. þunder, þonder, þoner, AS. þunor; akin to þunian to stretch, to thunder, D. donder thunder, G. donner, OHG. donar, Icel. þorr Thor, L. tonare to thunder, tonitrus thunder, Gr. to`nos a stretching, straining, Skr. tan to stretch. &radic52. See Thin, and cf. Astonish, Detonate, Intone, Thursday, Tone.]

1. The sound which follows a flash of lightning; the report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity.

2. The discharge of electricity; a thunderbolt. [Obs.]

The revenging gods
'Gainst parricides did all their thunders bend.

3. Any loud noise; as, the thunder of cannon.

4. An alarming or statrling threat or denunciation.

The thunders of the Vatican could no longer strike into the heart of princes.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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