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spate

1. Chiefly Brit a sudden flood
2. Chiefly Brit a sudden heavy downpour
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The National Security Committee reviewed the security situation in the region and strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Kabul.
According to marine biologist Dr David Summers, fisheries director of the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board, on the face of it the spates must have a damaging impact.
They were speaking at the 'National Conference on Spate Irrigation: Potential and Challenges' recently organised by the Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam and Research and Development Foundation (RDF).
During the recent spate of attempted scams the fraudsters have gone even further - telling their intended victims to go to the bank themselves and withdraw all of their cash.
Police said the four men were arrested as a result of officers investigating a spate of alleged attempted bogus callers in the Moseley, Hall Green, Tyesley and Kings Heath areas.
On the back of this spate of burglaries, police are warning residents to be extra vigilant and to ensure that all doors and windows are locked at all times.
In a statement tonight he said that police are tracking down the third accused who is suspected of involvement in the spate of robberies.
Davies was arrested as part of an operation launched after a spate of burglaries over the past year.
The gang is believed to be responsible for a spate of such thefts reported from Industrial Area number 15 of Sharjah.
I am particularly alarmed about the latest spate of abductions and killings that have taken place in different districts in the province", he said.
Angradi (1997) found that most macroinvertebrate taxa decreased in abundance by 70-95% following one spate.
Extra patrols will be tak-tak ing place across the north of Sunderland after a spate of burglaries to sheds, garages and outbuildings.