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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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Yes, by the time I've reached the top (sometimes there are 6 flights of stairs, which I think will kill me), I'm worn out, but the fide down and my daughter's laughter, not to mention the cold water drenching me all the way down, seem to pick up my energy level.