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Levin-Flash
From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon


“…when like a levin-flash their shot across his mind again…”

-The People of the Black Circle

I initially looked for the biblical definition as Howard uses plenty of Old Testament diction and was thrilled to find the definition below, which fits the mythos surrounding the Conan character like a bloody nimbus.

1. lev•in

[ˈlevən]

NOUN

1. archaic

lightning; thunderbolts.

ORIGIN

Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin.

RELATED FORMS

levin (noun)

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