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  • n  a sudden intense happening

  • Almost any incident could spark a renewed flare-up of hatred in the Catholic communityand last week, with a certain inevitability, that flare-up was touched off.
  • It was part of an unusually severe flare-up of ethnic tension in Israel between Sephardic Jews, who came from North Africa and other parts of the Arab and Oriental world, and .
  • She had a flare-up around last year's nationals, which kept her from competing for a world title.
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  • Cano upset by A's suspicion of sign stealing
    Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was involved in a minor flare-up in the 13th inning of New York's 3-2 loss to the Athletics in 18 innings on Thursday when he was accused of stealing signs.
    June 14, 2013 - Major League Baseball
  • Feds accuse Jeremy Johnson’s wife of doing his dirty work
    Feds accuse Jeremy Johnson’s wife of doing his dirty work by Tom Harvey The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 13, 2013 09:59PM MDT Tempers flared in a federal courtroom Thursday over allegations that St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson — perhaps through his wife — was continuing to disparage prosecutors on websites despite a gag order. The flare-up came toward the end of what was a largely ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Mayo Clinic: Big Toe Isn't Biggest Culprit in Gout Flare-Ups; Other Joints Tied to Higher Risk
    The painful rheumatic condition gout is often associated with the big toe, but it turns out that patients at highest risk of further flare-ups are those whose gout first involved other joints, such as a knee or elbow, Mayo Clinic has found.
    June 12, 2013 - Mayo Clinic

  • Barack Obama in 940 News
    There has been a small "political flare-up because I said something that everybody knows is true, which is that there are a whole bunch of folks in small towns in Pennsylvania, in towns right here in Indiana, in my hometown in Illinois, who are...

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