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spate

1. Chiefly Brit a sudden flood
2. Chiefly Brit a sudden heavy downpour
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But having said all that, these repeated spates cannot be good.
Alternatively, during sudden floods, or spates, greater discharge can increase the availability of habitat by inundating previously dry areas or scouring streambeds, resulting in a mosaic of patches that can be recolonized (Mackay 1992; Brooks 1998; Lake 2000).
By Sports Reporter/Doha Larry Blair and Eugene Spates led Al Gharafa in their 94-77 win over Qatar Sports Club in the second round of the Qatar Basketball League here yesterday.
During the rains we cannot sit in the rooms in these quarters as spates upon spates of seepage turn the room into mini water tank, said a group of residents.
During the rains we can not sit in the rooms in these quarters as spates upon spates of seepage turn the room into mini water tank, said a group of residents.
We have had spates of metal thefts here in the past and this latest trend highlights how international factors such as the price of metals can have an impact on local crime.
THE Conservatives are considering changes to employment law, with the recent spates of strikes increasing the urgency of any new plans, it was revealed yesterday.
We know that two 18-year-old men, Anthony Spates and Everett Jamison, stood in the parking lot outside a credit union in Frayser, Tennessee, with guns drawn on October 13.
He said some companies often target elderly people in areas where there have been spates of burglaries.