white lightning


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Examples of white lightning in a Sentence

college students secretly mixing up a batch of white lightning in the school lab
Recent Examples on the Web There will never be another quite like white lightning. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "Aaron Rodgers writes sweet Instagram tribute to Jordy Nelson after WR released," 14 Mar. 2018 There will never be another quite like white lightning. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Aaron Rodgers writes nice farewell letter to Jordy Nelson, who was cut by Packers | The Kansas City Star," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of white lightning

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white lightning was in 1907

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“White lightning.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20lightning. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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