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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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And after about 13 to 14 laps the grip wore down even more - and then the race got really hard
THERE was a thrilling finish to the 1m4f handicap at Ascot as Pevensey (backed pre-race by some shrewdies at 78) wore down Peppertree Lane and Group Captain inside the final furlong.
More than the goal production, Ladanyi was impressed at the way the Cowboys wore down Chaminade, with all of the goals coming in the second half.