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a good spell

1. A particularly fortuitous, beneficial, or productive period of time. The star footballer was out with an ankle injury for the first half of the season, but she's had a pretty good spell so far since she's returned. We were lucky to have had a very good spell right before the recession, so our business was able to weather the storm a little better than others.
2. A reasonably or relatively long period of time. Ireland is world-renowned for its cold, rainy climate, but we've had a good spell of sunshine and warmth this summer. You'll have a good spell of hard work ahead of you, but you'll get paid very well at the end.
See also: good, spell
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Well, I had a spite at Providence for a good spell, and for weeks I wouldn't even look at the baby.
Ambrosch had got over his good spell long ago, and was always surly.
They had a really good spell and scored right in the middle of their good spell.
Wolves' Development Coach Weaver said: "To be fair to Jake he has had a really good spell with us from November last year to March.
However, a good finish from Kirklees College's Shane Eastwood pulled one back as the home side put a good spell together before half-time in which captain Edson Bangali had opportunities to level matters.
was trailing by 10 in the second quarter before Fisher's first good spell - six points and three assists in a seven-minute span - rallied the hosts.
The Cavaliers had a good spell in the final quarter but a fierce Lions defence ensured they kept a clean-sheet.
A spokesman for Met Eireann said "It happens the odd time but because of the good spell we've had recently it's a lot more frequent.
Bangor had a good spell early in the second half and deserved their equaliser, when the always dangerous Carl Jones beat two men and scored from 10 yards.
Immo is enjoying the longest good spell of his career with nothing worse than 13th (and two seconds) from his last six starts' Clark is a big-occasion golfer judging from last year's US Open third and this year's Augusta second.
The home side had raced into a 10-0 lead and had a good spell of pressure at the start of the second half, but Mark Gerrard scored two quick tries and the visitors grabbed two more late in the game.
He said: "If you're not bowling well you get taken off - so I was delighted to get in a good spell.
I'd like to be top six, top eight by the start of next season, but I need to have a good spell to get there.
Strauss might again struggle against Zaheer, if the pacer can put in a good spell of bowling.
He said: "I had a good spell in South Africa A victory this weekend would get things going.