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spate

1. Chiefly Brit a sudden flood
2. Chiefly Brit a sudden heavy downpour
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He, however, assured of an impartial investigation as to the motive and the brains behind the spate of killings.
'The spate of insecurity in the country has affected the image of Nigeria in the world.
The panel, sources said, discussed a spate of banking scams, both in public and private sector banks.
It followed a spate of thefts of nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas or hippy crack - from medical sites in the area.
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The message, posted on Tuesday morning, said: "Update on recent spate of crimes in Horwich.
Officers investigating the spate of vandalism said large steel ball bearings have been found near the scene of the incidents.
Heroin laced with fentanyl and carfentanil has been linked to a spate of deaths in the North of England.
Years ago after just one spate, I saw a tide line of debris on the river bank as the water dropped.
Experts, researches and academia carrying expertise on spate irrigation system spoke on the need to invest in the irrigation system to cope with the challenges of food security.
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