breathing spell

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There were breathing spells when I had a chance to converse with the red men beside whom I fought, and once the jeddak, Kulan Tith himself, laid his hand upon my shoulder and asked my name.
I see no contradiction to the gifts of any man in passing his breathing spells in useful reflections," the scout replied.
Anderson and Southall would give Al Sadd some breathing spell with a basket each but Al Rayyan behind Watson, Davidson and Erfan were just awesome on the firing end and rose to a 61-47 margin before the final stage of the match.
Alternatively, PakistanAEs leaders might hope for a breathing spell by not further prosecuting internal security threats.
I believe the Great Creator has put oil and ores on this Earth to give us a breathing spell," he said.