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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAM

Then they tore out the dam, rinsed the screen and spread it over a rock to dry.

As in a trance, he saw more than the dam; he saw what it symbolized.

The women they shot as readily as they would the dam of the wolf or the bear.

I wish Kenelm or some other dam' fool was here instead of me.

He said give you his Regards and tell you you was a dam lukky Man.

A Kid who had left the side of her dam was caught by a Wolf.

Unexpectedly, and without the help of the dam, he had discovered a wild-bees' nest.

Do you know, sir, that a dam' Malay like a monkey is in charge of your ship—and no one else.

He was not likely to forget; but you cannot dam up life like a sluggish stream.

"Dam' foolishness," muttered the Yankee, vexedly grounding the butt.

WORD ORIGIN

"water barrier," early 14c., probably from Old Norse dammr or Middle Dutch dam, both from Proto-Germanic *dammaz (cf. Old Frisian damm, German Damm), of unknown origin.

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