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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 Novelty's Worn Off I lie in bed past nine o'clock And yet I feel no guilt, Enjoying such warm comfort from My down and feather quilt.
Ismet Ramadani stated that the expectations Albanians had have worn off because only two Albanian names were nominated, besides the promises for pro-Albanian policy that opposition leader Zoran Zaev presented.
Smith & Cult The Tainted Lip Stained in Sweet Suite, PS20 (Net-a-Porter.com), may look muted on the wand, but it's formulated to react to the pH in lips, bringing out a brighter (but still subtle) shade, that lasts even when the balm has worn off.
THE champagne's been drunk, the fireworks have exploded and - hopefully - the hangover's worn off.
These may provide an initial boost but once the effect has worn off the noticeable low may cut your workout short.
Turning to the monthly averages (below), the price is very clearly back in the range where it was for most of last year and the elevated average for February, March and April is looking even more like a short spike following the announcement of new EU and US sanctions, producing a fear that has now worn off.
Methadone, unlike other opioid painkillers, stays in the bloodstream long after pain relief has worn off.
It may be the case that the first of the televised shows will receive the largest audience, with viewers drifting away after the initial novelty has worn off.