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Sulphurous, made of brimstone, or impregnated with it; considered as a quality of thunder and lightning: “the fire and cracks of s. roaring,” Tp. I, 2, 204. “thy sharp and s. bolt,” Meas. II, 2, 115. “you s. and thought-executing fires,” Lr. III, 2, 4. “he came in thunder; his celestial breath was s. to smell,” Cymb. V, 4, 115. “thy nimble s. flashes,” Per. III, 1, 6. Applied to the flames of hell (cf. sulphur in Oth. V, 2, 279): “when I to s. and tormenting flames must render up myself,” Hml. I, 5, 3. “there's hell, there's darkness, there's the s. pit,” Lr. IV, 6, 130.
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