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  1. Back Shock or Stroke of Lightning

    A lightning stroke received after the main discharge of the lightning, and caused by a charge induced in neighboring surfaces by the main discharge. The discharge affects the evenness of distribution of surrounding surfaces so that a species of secondary discharge is required to make even the distribution, or to supply charge where needed to bind an opposite one. The effects are much lese severe as a rule than those of the main charge, although the back stroke has caused death. The back stroke is sometimes felt a considerable distance from the place of the original lightning stroke. Synonym--Return Stroke.

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