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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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Three women sued the cosmetics maker saying its Super Stay 14HR Lipstick and Super Stay 10HR Stain Gloss wear off and fade after only a few hours.
And it takes 90 minutes for every unit to wear off once you have drunk more than 12 units.
Unlike nonstick electrosurgical electrode coatings, SILVERGIide does not wear off or lose its nonstick properties overtime.
The permanent formulation of the StatRite surface layer will not wear off as the sheet is handled or washed; it can be washed and reused over and over again, maximizing cost-effectiveness, reports Noveon.
We just don't know at this point whether these kinds of effects will wear off over time," said Linda Chang, a neurologist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.
It won't flake or wear off, minimizes accumulation of bacteria and other contaminants, maintains tight nestability -- and meets FDA requirements for food packaging applications.
Given enough cleaning cycles, even brass jags can wear off critical profiles within a match grade rifle bore and reduce accuracy Available in several handgun calibers.
Hyperion says parts molded of Fibril-based SR compounds exhibit a particle-free surface, unlike conventional carbon-fiber compounds, in which fibers exposed on the surface may cause fissures or cracks or may break or wear off, causing particle contamination.
In Tokyo the effect is muted; nowadays foreigners are everywhere in the city, and their fascination may have started to wear off.