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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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To all of you coaches whose days we may have accidentally lengthened or worn thin, we apologize for hitting under .
But the joke's worn thin for R&B crooner Craig David, who moans that he's "tired" of the latex character created by Avid Merrion (right).