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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
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(Thundering,) Thundyrryng, vbl. n. Also: thondring, thoundring, -yng. [ME and e.m.E. þondringe (1297), thunderinge (1555); Thunder v.] a. (The noise of) thunder; a thunderclap. = Thunder n. b. Loud noise, as of thunder. c. Loud invective, powerful oratory, or an instance of this. Cf. Thunder v. 1. —a. 1513 Doug. ix x 95.
The fader of hevin … on that part quhar the lift was maist cler, Towart the left hand maid a thundyrryng
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 3434.
Frome the hewin brintstone and fyre, With awfull thoundryng, ranit doun
b. c1552 Lynd. Mon. 3446.
Quhen Lottis wyfe hard the thoundring Of flammand fyre, and lychtnyng
c. 1600-1610 Melvill 466.
In Edinbrouche the thoundring of Jhone Durie weill was harde
1569 Ordour Excomm. 18 (1st printing).
The thondringis of that Romane Antichrist ar bot vanitie and wynd

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