(n.) The forces of nature, perceived as divine power which the speaker wishes God would aim at persons whom the speaker either (a) intensely dislikes or (b) believes the world would be better off without. (From Act IV Scene ii of _The Revenger's Tragedy_ (usually attributed to Thomas Middleton), wherein Vindici, the Revenger, cries out "Has not heaven an ear? Is all lightning wasted?")
"Did you hear about that meteor that hit the Benson's barn last night? Burned it right down after punching a hole right through his fattest pig." "More wasted lightning...why couldn't it have hit a cabinet minister or a political analyst or something?"