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 Lighthouse.Lightning Conductor. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lightning [Barca].
Hamilcar of Carthage was called “Barca,” both on account of the rapidity of his march and also for the severity of his attacks. (B.C. 247–228.)   1
       Chain lightning. Two or more flashes of lightning repeated without intermission.
       Forked lightning. Zig-zag lightning.
       Globular lightning. A meteoric ball [of fire], which sometimes falls on the earth and flies off with an explosion.

 Lighthouse.Lightning Conductor. 


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