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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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But the international community's patience with the regime is wearing thin.
President Leonel Fernandez, during a Cabinet Meeting, said that the country has been plundered several times and that the patience of the Dominican people is wearing thin, reports Hoy (April 19, 2005).
Simcox told a crowd in California in March 2003 that ``so far, we've had restraint, but I'm afraid that restraint is wearing thin.
Jim Logue, ScotRail's personnel director said their patience with strikers was wearing thin.
While the hip-hop contest over "keeping it real" is wearing thin in 1996, the new, honeyed R&B styling is rapidly shifting the scene from the street to the bedroom.
The Union has been willing to continue to work until a settlement can be reached but its patience is wearing thin.
IT went almost unnoticed in the fallout from Arsenal's draw with Hull City last weekend, but the indications are that Arsene Wenger's patience is wearing thin with Jack Wilshere.
ST MIRREN skipper Jim Goodwin has admitted patience is wearing thin after his latest suspension - but the Irishman has vowed to clean up his act in order to save his Buddies career.
He was wearing thin wire glasses, a black coat, dark jeans and had a carrier bag.
Tens of thousands of travellers are trapped abroad and the novelty of extended holidays is understandably wearing thin for many.
And I'm happy to report that the jolly idea still isn't (under) wearing thin.
GRAHAM Drury has admitted for the first time his patience is wearing thin with his new-look Birmingham side after a second successive home defeat last night.