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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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For 20%, the new car feeling wears off within a month and two fifths (40%) of motorists are bored with their cars.
Once the shock wears off, you're gonna feel mixed up about why you were dumped.
But as the disease progresses, the medication wears off sooner and sooner, and patients become more dependent on it.
A poll conducted this past week supports the assertion by politicians across the political spectrum that once the novelty of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Kadima Party wears off, voters would oppose its platform.
THERE is nothing worse than a lipstick which wears off the first time you sip your coffee or as much as air kiss a pal.
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).
Sky is understanding when the shock wears off but Boyd takes delight in spreading the secret.
Penetrates deep and fully bonds to the metal so it never wears off. Blue Wonder will only bond to itself and bare ferrous metals and will not bond to or affect the existing Factory Bluing on your gun.