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    Cool leaping lightning

    Does it make sense to translate leaping lightning as rising lightning?

    After a devastating medieval combat between mages and knights, all is shattered; in the sentence, the sword has magic powers:

    He leveled the sword at the distant, leaning fountain, and watched the leaning stone topple slowly into complete collapse in the heart of leaping lightning.

    We can guess the sword generates this leaping lightning, but I don't know what can leaping mean here.

    Thanks for the assistance.
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    Default Re: leaping lightning

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Does it make sense to translate leaping lightning as rising lightning?

    After a devastating medieval combat between mages and knights, all is shattered; in the sentence, the sword has magic powers:

    He leveled the sword at the distant, leaning fountain, and watched the leaning stone topple slowly into complete collapse in the heart of leaping lightning.

    We can guess the sword generates this leaping lightning, but I don't know what can leaping mean here.

    Thanks for the assistance.
    I would say it means "jumping in all directions".

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    Cool Re: leaping lightning

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would say it means "jumping in all directions".
    Do you mean a point, in which the fountain collapses, irradiating all sort of lightnings?

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    Default Re: leaping lightning

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Does it make sense to translate leaping lightning as rising lightning?

    After a devastating medieval combat between mages and knights, all is shattered; in the sentence, the sword has magic powers:

    He leveled the sword at the distant, leaning fountain, and watched the leaning stone topple slowly into complete collapse in the heart of leaping lightning.

    We can guess the sword generates this leaping lightning, but I don't know what can leaping mean here.

    Thanks for the assistance.
    Hi Bushwhacker!

    What do "leaning fountain" and "leaning stone" mean in this sentence? Not knowing a wider context it's hard to figure out!

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    Cool Re: leaping lightning

    Quote Originally Posted by omasta View Post
    Hi Bushwhacker!

    What do "leaning fountain" and "leaning stone" mean in this sentence? Not knowing a wider context it's hard to figure out!
    I infer it's the same thing. The fountain, as a consequence of a big blast, has leaned hardly, and,of course, the fountain is made of stone.

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