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    bolt of lightning vs lightning

    I looked at the dictionary and i am still unclear about the difference between:"bolt of lightning" and "lightning" are these synonyms? if so why someone would want to use an extra word by mentioning "bolt'

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    Re: bolt of lightning vs lightning

    "Lightning" can refer to activity that happens over a period of time (minutes). A bolt of lightning or a lightning strike is one particular release of cloud-to-ground electrical energy.

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