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WEAR. A great dam made across a river, accommodated for the taking of fish, or to convey a stream to a mill. Jacob's Law Dict. h.t. Vide Dam.

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The besom of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.
And now having got so far, my master went on to break me to harness; there were more new things to wear.
You must think of somebody else too, when you wear that necklace," replied Miss Crawford.
Because you wear silver shoes and have killed the Wicked Witch.
Medium goods indulge in light trousers on week-days, and some of them even go so far as to wear fancy waistcoats.
And," she added, after hesitating a little, with a rising sob of mortification, "necklaces are quite usual now; and Madame Poincon, who was stricter in some things even than you are, used to wear ornaments.
That wistful look, which the merriest of them sometimes wear, I wonder whether it means that they would like to hear about the good puppies?
Ozma, especially, made much of Dorothy's relatives, for her little friend's sake, and she well knew that the awkwardness and strangeness of their new mode of life would all wear off in time.
No, Button-Bright must wear his fox head, and he'll be sure to love it dearly as soon as he gets used to it.
Actually I have nothing to wear," began Fan impressively; "I 've been too busy to think or care till now, but here it is nearly May and I have hardly a decent rag to my back.
The reason mothers and nurses know what her remarks mean, before other people know, as that "Guch" means "Give it to me at once," while "Wa" is "Why do you wear such a funny hat?
She need not wear it if you object, for I know we promised to let you do what you liked with the poor dear for a year.