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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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I told George Sampson, as George Sampson tells you, said Miss Lavvy, 'that those hateful Boffins would pick a quarrel with Bella, as soon as her novelty had worn off.
Palfrey's farmyard doors had the paint all worn off them, and the front garden walks had long been merged in a general weediness.
I don't know whether the effects of the cordial had worn off when the man's shape lifted me into the boat, but my terror began all over again.
A lion is no great novelty to a black man in the lion country, and the first keen edge of their desire to worry the brute having worn off, the villagers paid little or no attention to the great cat, preferring now to await the grand event of the night.
Afterwards, and when its novelty had long worn off, it never ceased to have a peculiar interest and charm for me.
Methadone, unlike other opioid painkillers, stays in the bloodstream long after pain relief has worn off.
The exhilaration of winning the 2005 NCAA team title as a Stanford freshman hasn't worn off on Lindsay Flacks yet.
Cardiff AAC's Shalders received a pain-killing injection before the final, but revealed it had worn off by the time he arrived in the MCG stadium.
But I knew as soon as I stepped on to the track that I would not be able to perform because it (the injection) had worn off.
However, the team didn't expect that immunity to have worn off so soon.