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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.
He said proper construction of spate system should be introduced, which could be the only way out of the development.
Six people alleged to be behind a spate of scams in Hertfordshire, Wiltshire and the Midlands were recently charged with fraud.
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.
Angradi (1997) found that most macroinvertebrate taxa decreased in abundance by 70-95% following one spate.
I am particularly alarmed about the latest spate of abductions and killings that have taken place in different districts in the province", he said.
Extra patrols will be tak-tak ing place across the north of Sunderland after a spate of burglaries to sheds, garages and outbuildings.
Summary: The General Directorate of the Internal Security Forces warned company owners Thursday of electronic hacking schemes following a recent spate of complaints made by businesses that lost money, according to a statement from the ISF.
A SPATE of mobile phone thefts over a single weekend saw eight handsets stolen across a town centre.
Major rivers in the sub-Himalayan Terai region are said to be in spate.