Definition of Fulgurite

1. n. A vitrified sand tube produced by the striking of lightning on sand; a lightning tube; also, the portion of rock surface fused by a lightning discharge.



Definition of Fulgurite

1. Noun. glass formed by a lightning strike melting sand or other material ¹

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Definition of Fulgurite

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fulgurite

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fulgurite (current term)
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Literary usage of Fulgurite

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1. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1910)
"The fulgurite which is the occasion of this paper was found by Mr. Frank M. ... According to the accounts of Mr. Grossman, the fulgurite was discovered in ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"fulgurite. On mountain summits, it has been noticed occasionally that the surface of the rock shows in places a glassy film, and that fine depressions may ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"While the formation of fulgurite in sand is of frequent occurrence, ... An endeavor is being made to obtain some of the fulgurite of Little Ararat for ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"fulgurite (Lat. fulgur, lightning), sand vitrified into a slender tube, which is sometimes of great length, found on sandy beaches and plains, ..."

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