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quite a something

definitely something; a good example of something. The captain of the swim team is quite a swimmer. That's quite a bruise you have there.
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Bench (C+): Bournigal, easily the biggest surprise on the club, has been quite a find for the A's.
It's quite a testament to see A's players hurting more for Howe after losses than for themselves.
The weather was cool enough Thursday night at Anaheim Stadium to make sweaters necessary to keep warm, but Angels pitching coach Chuck Hernandez managed to work up quite a sweat anyway.
I think what's really helped John is when he's not quite as locked in and maybe a little erratic, where there is a walk or two more in a game,'' Scioscia said.
Straight A's, in fact, but Parros' hockey skills weren't quite as impressive, so Cahoon made a deal.
Hill, who has declined to speak with reporters all spring, wasn't quite as sharp as Ortiz while pitching the first and second innings.