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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 expectation of Zaev, and of Albanians for that matter, has worn off because even if the two Albanian MP candidates win these elections running on SDSM's list, their issues regard one option or one concept will be difficult to realize.
Methadone, unlike other opioid painkillers, stays in the bloodstream long after pain relief has worn off.
The exhilaration of winning the 2005 NCAA team title as a Stanford freshman hasn't worn off on Lindsay Flacks yet.
Cardiff AAC's Shalders received a pain-killing injection before the final, but revealed it had worn off by the time he arrived in the MCG stadium.
But I knew as soon as I stepped on to the track that I would not be able to perform because it (the injection) had worn off.
However, the team didn't expect that immunity to have worn off so soon.
The Kennedy Information syndrome (sellers' expectations of astronomically high purchase price multiples) seemed finally to have worn off," Mark told us.
It must be built up or replaced when it has worn to the point that its effectiveness is reduced, such as when a door has worn off 4 inches to 8 inches or is bowed beyond its ability to function properly.
This in turn causes germs to multiply so the bad breath returns as soon as the affects of the mouthwash have worn off.