lightning sheeted blue-white

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Peter gave a little ground . . . and then crowded up to Anderson’s ankles again when thunder cannonaded hard enough to rattle the windows. As Anderson got back to her chair, lightning sheeted blue-white and the phone tinged. The wind began to rise, making the trees rustle and sigh.
Source: The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

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