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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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Efforts to combat this drawback include development of a lightweight fabric that acts as a credible power supply, thus fulfilling the dual purpose of wearability and functionality.
The former Spice Girl, whose womenswear designs are regarded for their wearability, acknowledged her career change from being a popstar to a full time designer.
The challenge of this new paradigm stems from the need for wearability which is a key element for natural interaction.
Among the topics are a method for implementing a ramp simulation of a rail vehicle, the performance of aloe fiber and pure yarn, a self-cleaning method for a large solar cell array based on traveling-wave dielectrophoretic force, the finite element analysis of contact stresses in a pure rolling ceramic ball, the multi-point spraying of a central air-conditioning system, the wearability of coconut carbon fiber knitted fabric, the design of a mine production safety monitoring system, and measuring and analyzing coal slime yield stress.
STEAL PAIGE'S STYLE: Denim waistcoat, bag and necklace from New Look, skirt from Topshop top, shoes and headband from Primark Dawn Begley, 38, from Swansea This is a perfect example of how to wear a tailored jacket in a casual way to make the most of its wearability.
This collection not only is a treat for fashion conscious women, but its wholesome wearability makes it even more desirable.
This one material provides a complete solution for creating superior frames - from extremely light weight for wearability, to exceptional elasticity that allows you to bend the earpieces freely.
This one material provides a complete solution for creating superior frames -- from extremely light weight for wearability, to exceptional elasticity that allows you to bend the earpieces freely.
Trousers are available in matching formal styles, or smart casual versions for extra wearability.
The comfortable soft-touch webbing with cam-lock dividers in these helmets offers secure adjustment and all-day wearability.
All teeth are forged and heat-treated for maximum wearability.
Illustrating her defiance of the rules of wearability and convention, the exhibition is also evidence of Westwood's uncompromising quest for superb craftsmanship and attention to detail.