Buying this ticket is like buying a lightning-rod; it may draw off the lightning!
When it was nearing completion, the question arose, should they put on a lightning-rod.
You never need a lightning-rod, because it never thunders and it never lightens.
And if the house was struck by lightning, he went out and put up a lightning-rod.
It is even said that he made here his first experiment with a lightning-rod.
I suppose I must have been a little cross on account of my lightning-rod.
It was, therefore, not a lightning-rod at all, inasmuch as it was not grounded.
This, the first defender of the lightning-rod in a court of justice, was Robespierre.
But most important of all in building up his reputation was the lightning-rod.
All the heavy metal of the house should be a part of the lightning-rod.