Saturday, October 29, 2016

interplay & lightning rod

Quotations:


Six striking facts about lightning:

-- There's nothing like a dramatic interplay of lightning and thunder for atmosphere and fear, but is it really true that lighting never strikes twice? And what does lightning have to do with volcanoes?

-- ​ABC weatherman Graham Creed agrees. "These days lightning rods get hit multiple times and other things such as large trees or overly metallic rocks can become lightning attractors," he says.

Definitions:

interplay:
the way in which two or more things or people affect each other.

lightning rod:
1. a metal rod attached to the highest point of a building or other structure to protect it from lightning by conducting the lightning to the ground;
2. someone who attracts a lot of criticism, sometimes as a way of protecting someone else.

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