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spate

1. Chiefly Brit a sudden flood
2. Chiefly Brit a sudden heavy downpour
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Indicator species analysis prior to the spate showed that Baetidae (IndVal = 43.
After the massive spate which caused a major flood in the Spey towards the end of the season this year, a friend of mine witnessed a tragic event.
The new spate of lawsuits--especially the mass class action suit known as Castano--diverge from previous plaintiff claims of ignorance of tobacco's carcinogenic properties and instead concentrate on its addictiveness.
Police have seen a spate of burglaries taking place in the early evening in the Billingham and Norton areas and are urging residents to ensure they lock up and light up their homes at this vulnerable time of day.
Detective Inspector Sue Sidford said: "The recent spate of burglaries and thefts has been of concern to local residents.
These incidents follow a spate of thefts in recent weeks of bikes left insecure or unattended, or secured with a small chain lock.
POLICE probing a spate of Christmas burglaries spate have questioned a man.
Nickolay Mladenov, voiced grave concern over the recent spate of assassination of journalists in several parts of the country, including in Sulaimaniya and Mosul, while performing their duties.
Summary: The Sharjah Police have arrested three men for their alleged involvement in a spate of thefts, targeting tourists in the emirate.
FOUR people have been arrested following a spate of burglaries in a Worcestershire village.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf on Wednesday voiced concerns over the ongoing spate of violence in Karachi.
Summary: UNIFIL has put a stop to its contingents' movements between south Lebanon and Beirut due to the security situation brought about by the recent spate of kidnappings.