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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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After the shock wears off, you realize that you do know something about the game (or you would not have been asked to coach it).
Other studies have shown that artesunate's effect wears off within a week if the extract is used alone.
Some side effects of MDMA don't go away when the drug wears off.
economy when the fiscal stimulus provided by President Bush's tax cuts and spending increases wears off is that economic expansion will indeed slow down.
OFTEN the trauma doesn't register until the shock wears off.
Once the shock wears off, she finds herself falling in love with the world of this young man and his extended circle of former lovers and flamboyant friends.
Let's hope the novelty wears off before all those rips and dips start to show up on your hips.
We've been there a couple of months and the issue is now how long will we stay there until the free rent wears off and the vacancies are absorbed.
I think that performance will go down over time as the novelty wears off," says Hyers, "but for now, it represents sensational performance.
Otherwise they ought to put the old PCL uniforms back on and hope some of the big-time wears off.