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dry spell

a prolonged period of dry weather.
a period of little or no productivity or activity, low income, etc.
Origin of dry spell
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Even modest shocks, such as a temporary dry spell or a routine infection, can be devastating.
  • Government officials said the snow, when it melts in the spring, should end a near-decade long dry spell.
  • And recently, after a dry spell, they've had some notable success.
  • Another sustained dry spell would push the lake to new lows.
  • J said that catfish too can survive a temporary dry spell-by burying themselves in mud.
  • Ryan says today has been the longest dry spell they've seen so far this season.
  • The tree stores large amounts of water in its large trunk to help it survive the long dry spell.
  • Wind can also clear away pollen, and a good rain after a dry spell can wash away pollen and other crud in the air.
  • The flurry of agreements breaks an industry-wide dry spell for new orders that lasted more than a year as the economy tumbled.
  • However, a dry spell of discouragements and spending cuts for fusion research may be ending.

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