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DAM. A construction of wood, stone, or other materials, made across a stream of water for the purpose of confining it; a mole.
     2. The owner of a stream not navigable, may erect a dam across it, and employ the water in any reasonable manner, either for his use or pleasure, so as not to destroy or render useless, materially diminish, or affect the application of the water by the proprietors below on the stream. He must not shut the gates of his dams and detain the water unreasonably, nor let it off in unusual quantities to the annoyance of his neighbors. 4 Dall. 211; 3 Caines, 207; 13 Mass. 420; 3 Pick, 268; 2 N. H. Rep. 532; 17 John. 306; 3 John. Ch. Rep. 282; 3 Rawle, 256; 2 Conn. Rep. 584; 5 Pick. 199; 20 John. 90; 1 Pick. 180; 4 Id. 460; 2 Binn. 475; 14 Serg. & Rawle, 71; Id. 9; 13 John. 212; 1 McCord, 580; 3 N. H. Rep. 321; 1 Halst. R. 1; 3 Kents Com. 354.
     3. When one side of the stream is owned by one person and the other by another, neither, without the consent of the other, can build a dam which extends beyond the filum aqua, thread of the river, without committing a trespass. Cro. Eliz. 269; 12 Mass. 211; Ang. on W. C. 14, 104, 141; vide Lois des Bat. P. 1, c. 3, s. 1, a. 3; Poth. Traite du Contrat de Societe, second app. 236; Hill. Ab. Index, h.t.; 7 Cowen, R. 266; 2 Watts, R. 327; 3 Rawle, R. 90; 17 Mass. R. 289; 5 Pick. R. 175; 4 Mass. R. 401. Vide Inundation.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Jerry Dammers appears as part of the month-long Writing on the Wall festival - WoWfest 2016.
"I knew very little about Mandela until I went to an anti-apartheid concert in London in 1983," admitted Dammers. "But what I heard there gave me the idea for the song.
Dammers later admitted that he knew nothing about Mandela, who was still in jail, although he knew a lot about the anti-apartheid movement.
Anthony B, Rudey Alba & MC Ishu are at World Headquarters on Friday from 11pm-3am; Winston Francis, Freddie Notes and Tony Washington are at The Cluny on Saturday from 11pm-3am; and Jerry Dammers plays World Headquarters, also on Saturday from 11pm-3am.
Dammers says the study is in line with prior academic examinations of data from a National Center for Education Statistics database called "High School and Beyond," which showed the rate of high school seniors' participation in music classes in 1982 and 2002 to be roughly 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively.
Hall is adamant that this is not a problem, despite Dammers recent comments that the new tour represents not so much a reunion, but a "takeover".
Dammers, who wrote the anti-racist song Free Nelson Mandela said the BNP were like Daleks, because 'no matter how many times they're defeated, they don't get the message'.
The festival, on April 20 and 21 atCoatham Memorial Hall, will kick off on the Friday with a DJ set from Dammers, founder of the 2Tone record label.
Originally, the line up included Hillfields born Neville Staple and former King Henry VIII School pupil keyboard player and songwriter Jerry Dammers. They played alongside bass player Horace Panter, guitarist Roddy Byers, singer Terry Hall and vocalist Lynval Golding.
The song also became his first number one hit on the UK Singles Chart, remaining there for seven weeks.1981 The Specials - Ghost TownTHIS ska favourite was written by Jerry Dammers. Tackling as it did themes of urban decay, de-industrialisation, unemployment and violence in inner cities, it is remembered for being a hit at the same time as riots were occurring in British cities.
SPECIALS songwriter Jerry Dammers has been named a music industry inspiration three decades after his song, Nelson Mandela, stormed the charts calling for the release of the anti-apartheid campaigner.
Despite livewire MC Neville Staple's absence adding to the void left by Jerry Dammers' unwillingness to play ball, the Coventry legends are still a great live band, albeit one missing a couple of essential ingredients.