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cold spell

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcold spellˈcold spell noun [countable]  COLDa period of several days or weeks when the weather is much colder than usual opp heat wave
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cold spellThey had moved in from the garden during a cold spell in November.A cold spell simply halts flowering for a little while.Apart from the brief cold spell in late November, we have had very few hard frosts.Not even the yawning chasms in the road caused by freeze-thaw action during the recent cold spell can upset it.Here, a sharp cold spell in spring may produce a narrow growth ring.
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