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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.
Now look here, will you tell your mother that if she is agreeable I will come for him every day till something is arranged, and take him for a good spell of work, and whatever he earns, I'll bring your mother half of it, and that will help with the horses' feed.
Ambrosch had got over his good spell long ago, and was always surly.
We had a really good spell under Carlos, but it was time to change it for the best interests of the team.
KARACHI -- Pakistan right-arm fast-bowler Bilawal Bhatti, who received wicket-less beatings in his recent outings, told PakPassion in an interview that he is waiting for one good spell to change the course of his luck from bad to good.
Millwall changed their formation three times and when they did it, they had a good spell.
Then in a good spell Reach, Kike and Friend tried to pick a way through on the left of the box then when it was cut back, Clayton's stinging 20-yard shot was fumbled by the keeper but hacked clear before Vossen could pounce.
Gordon came to Wolves at the start of the 1982-83 season, following a good spell at Spurs.
Before the games against Man United, Liverpool and Southampton, we had a very good spell," Jol said.
But the good spell of weather was predicted to stall today, with cloud expected to spread from the west with increasing winds and prolonged rain moving in from western areas.
Lee Carsley's boys had led the division for a good spell after a string of impressive results but slipped away towards the end, allowing rivals Leicester to take advantage.
St Francis had chances to level in a good spell but All Stars finished on top and went close to a second as Doughty headed against the bar.
Ehiogu's goal meant we were giving them a signal to say 'you've had a good spell, but things are going to change .
A forecast outsider who could be primed to outrun its likely odds HERON BAY can continue Peter Bowen's recent good spell in the opening race at Stratford (2.
After the break, Port Talbot enjoyed a good spell and a quick succession of corners saw both Lee Surman and Matthew Rees denied by the impressive Jones.