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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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With the "event risk" of the past couple years wearing off, investments in hotels may bear a quick return, Kohn said.
Stat-Rite polymer alloys are nonmigratory, eliminating the chance of evaporation or wearing off, and provide static dissipation through a dissipative polymer network within the polystyrene.
And they remain in this sort of suspended animation until the effects of the carotenoid begin wearing off.