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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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Abrasion wear took place in the as-cast worn surfaces at 10N and 0.25 m/s.
The severally worn tablet surface reveals a rough surface topography with tribofilm formation fracturing and attached wear debris.
Dye: "Some performance apparel is designed for team specific activities--to be worn under the uniform offering compression, moisture management, etc."
Many schools with uniform requirements do the same, either through special funds, arrangements with vendors, or a free collection of slightly worn uniforms donated from older students.
No matter how hard the alloy, shredder wear parts are quickly worn down, especially the hammers.
In his early films, he often extended this idea, using tee shirts to indicate his characters' political views and stylistic habits; as Douglas Kellner noted, the white and black tee shirts worn by a racist Pino and a more open-minded Vito in Do the Right Thing hint at their racial attitudes (78).
In fact, the teeth may be worn down to or below the wear marks, even though the outside of the sprocket looks just fine.
Now" I've worn them for two years and I just love them.
Officials with the Muskogee Public School District have twice suspended Nashala Hearn, an 11-year-old student at the Benjamin Franklin Science Academy, for coming to school in a hijab, a head covering worn by some observant Muslim females.
The blue of the vast Canadian sky is the background for the design of the Canada vestments worn by the primate Archbishop Michael Peers.
You should learn to recognize failing shoes so that you may retire them before the shock absorption is gone, the traction is worn out and the support mechanism is damaged.
Helmets were most often worn on bike paths (29.4%), play grounds (19.4%), and parking lots (17.5%); they were worn least often on side streets (9.1%).