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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Thunderand, Thund(e)ring, ppl. adj. Also: thunderane, thondran, thoundran(d. [e.m.E. thundring (1530); Thunder v.]

1. That makes a noise like thunder; very loud, resounding. 1531 Bell. Boece I cix.
Thondran blast of trumpat bellicall
1531 Bell. Boece I 109.
Baith the armyis, be thunderand preis of trumpat, junit, and faucht
1533 Boece Proheme 30b.
1533 Bell. Livy I 53/25.
a1578 Pitsc. I 67/10.
Thair come ane thunderand woyce out of heawin
a1585 Maitl. Q. 201/14.
The thundring doun [? erron. for din] of cannounis warlie wrocht As did appeir maid hevin and erthe to schaik
1585 James VI Ess. 13.
When I descryue thy might and thundring fyre

b. That moves very violently and noisily. a1568 Bann. in Bann. MS 231a/36.
O thunderane boir in thy most awfull rege Quhy will thow nocht me with thy tuskis ryve

2. As a mere intensive: Very great, tremendous. 1632 Lithgow Trav. x 476.
They all three left mee in a thundering rage

3. ? adv., as intensifier. ? Immensely, terribly, or ? = 1 b above. 1513 Doug. xiii iii 22.
Lyke as quhen that the fomy bair hes bet With his thunderand awfull tuskis gret Throw owt the cost and eik the entralis all Ane of the rowt

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