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Posted by Bob on April 21, 2006

In Reply to: Sit a spell posted by Mal Evans on April 21, 2006

: :Spell in this context means an indeterminate but (usually) short length of time, at least it does in Britain.
: For instance we talk about wet weather with spells of sunshine, a spell of bad luck, a spell of illness etc.
: It IS in the OED by the way.

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