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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Oertel et al., "End-of-dose wearing off in Parkinson disease: a 9-question survey assessment," Clinical Neuropharmacology, vol.
The trial compared the effects of 300 mg ubiquinol to a placebo among a group of Parkinson's disease patients who had exhibited wearing off and another group of subjects with early disease not treated with levodopa.
Clearly the novelty is wearing off, as most have become aware that a directly elected mayor brings with it only other level of the state and no real opening for people to actually be directly involved in the decision making process.
Singles, The Girls and Vegas are about as Eighties as fluffy dice but it was No.1 single, Acceptable In The 80s, that suggested this novelty act's flavour is not wearing off.