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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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The poll was sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America and is significant in that is seems to bolster claims by political pundits that once the novelty of the big-name celebrities migrating to Sharon's party wears off, the public will not place the Kadima slips in the ballot boxes.
Other studies have shown that artesunate's effect wears off within a week if the extract is used alone.
Some side effects of MDMA don't go away when the drug wears off.
economy when the fiscal stimulus provided by President Bush's tax cuts and spending increases wears off is that economic expansion will indeed slow down.
OFTEN the trauma doesn't register until the shock wears off.
Once the shock wears off, she finds herself falling in love with the world of this young man and his extended circle of former lovers and flamboyant friends.
Electroless nickel, or nickel plate, is an excellent finish for engraved guns where you want the engraving to stand Out, but the light color can also be objectionable, plus it wears off rapidly in abrasive environments.
Let's hope the novelty wears off before all those rips and dips start to show up on your hips.
When the effect of the analgesic wears off, a rebound headache can be triggered.
We've been there a couple of months and the issue is now how long will we stay there until the free rent wears off and the vacancies are absorbed.