white lightning


Examples of white lightning in a Sentence

college students secretly mixing up a batch of white lightning in the school lab
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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white lightning was in 1907

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“White lightning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20lightning. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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