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  • noun The fear of thunder and lightning.


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  • Fear of inclement weather on the moors.

    December 20, 2007

  • Isn't it literally "fear of thunder"? I seem to remember brontosaurus meaning "thunder lizard" because of the booming sound it probably made when it walked.

    December 20, 2007

  • U: Yes, bronto- is the thunder prefix. Except in certain parts of Yorkshire.

    However, I believe the preferred style of lizard locomotion is leaping, rather than thundering.

    December 21, 2007

  • Now there's an image. When dinosaurs roamed leaped around the earth... "Incoming!!"

    December 21, 2007

  • One of my favorite placenames on this little planet of ours has always been Lizard Lick, North Carolina.

    There's something intrinsically exciting about saurian salivation. Especially where those thunder lizards are involved.

    I admit it. I'm a brontosauroptyalophiliac.

    December 21, 2007

  • It's a race for the first hilarious comment to be posted brontephobia.

    December 21, 2007

  • I don't know, sionnach--Lizard Lick is pretty good, but I always liked Dam Neck, VA (part of a U.S. Naval Air Station).

    December 21, 2007

  • brontosaur |?bränt??sôr| (also brontosaurus |?bränt??sôr?s|)


    another term for apatosaur .


    brontosaurian |?bränt??sôr??n| adjective

    ORIGIN modern Latin from Greek bront? ‘thunder’ + sauros ‘lizard.’

    It appears to me that brontophobia is a fear of thunder

    April 4, 2009