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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 average time, for instance, taken to reply to a telephone call by a New York operator, is now three and two-fifth seconds; and even this tiny atom of time is being strenuously worn down.
Where the two walls joined, several bricks had been loosened, and the crevices left were worn down and rounded upon the lower side, as though they had frequently been used as a ladder.
However, he tended to lug to his left and was worn down close home by Roy Rocket (23).
Gravel shoulders adjacent to a narrow seal are worn down, with edge drop and edge of seal breaking away causing potential risks to road users and would shorten sealed road asset life if not rectifiedGravel shoulders adjacent to a narrow seal are worn down, with edge drop and edge of seal breaking away causing potential risks to road users and would shorten sealed road asset life if not rectified.
The pads were worn down to almost nothing and were rubbing on the rotors and making a mark.
Clinic is very demanding and doctors get worn down over the course of their clinic sessions," explained Jeffrey A.
USC coach Kevin O'Neill, who barely uses eight players in his rotation, said the Trojans are physically worn down with only three games remaining in the season.
So we applaud prosecutors for refusing to be worn down and for ensuring a rich entertainer eventually faced the music.
The elaborate gear was worn down the years by 11 pugs, who were taken to almost all social functions attended by the Paris-based former King and his wife, had their own chef, were fed from silver bowls and scented with Miss Dior, the Duchess's favourite perfume.
PDSA stresses the importance for rabbits to be fed a natural diet with lots of grass and hay to ensure their teeth get worn down.
A lone Union general holds a vigil in the heart of Brooklyn--his name worn down to lumps on a plaque.
Replace pads that are severely damaged or worn down to the grouser.