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1) dam. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...dam, barrier, commonly across a watercourse, to hold back water, often forming a reservoir or lake. Dams are made of timber, rock, earth, masonry, or concrete or...

2) dam. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...To stop or prevent passage of: bar, block, impede, obstruct. be (or stand) in the way of. See OPEN....

3) Dam, Henrik. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Dam, Henrik, (han´rek dam) (KEY) , 1895-1976, Danish biochemist. He identified vitamin K in 1934 and later investigated the role of vitamin E in nutrition. The 1943...

4) Hoover Dam. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hoover Dam, 726 ft (221 m) high and 1,244 ft (379 m) long, on the Colorado River between Nev. and Ariz.; one of the world's largest dams. Built between 1931 and 1936...

5) Hoover Dam. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Hoover Dam (HOO-vuhr), on the Colorado R. bet. Clark co., S Nev. and Mohave co., NW Ariz.; 726 ft/221 m high, 1,244 ft/379 m long; 36°01'N 114°46'W. One of the world's...

6) dam 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...or more teeth from the rest of the mouth. 3. An obstruction; a hindrance. Inflected forms: dammed, damˇming, dams1. To hold back or confine by means of a dam. 2....

7) Yates Dam. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Yates Dam, on border of Elmore and Tallapoosa cos., E Ala., in Tallapoosa R., 27 mi/43 km ENE of Montgomery; 87 ft/27 m high, 1,261 ft/384 m long; 32°33'N 85°53'W....

8) Hardy Dam Pond. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Hardy Dam Pond, reservoir, Newaygo co., central Mich., on Muskegon R., bet. Rogers Dam and Croton Dam ponds, in Manistee Natl. Forest, 16 mi/26 km SSW of Big Rapids;...

9) Coulee Dam. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Coulee Dam (KOO-lee), town (1990 pop. 1,087), Okanogan co., central Wash., on Columbia R., adjacent to Grand Coulee Dam (river flows W, turns N at dam); 47°58'N 118°58'W....

10) damn, dam(') damfool, dammit, damnable, damnation, damned, damnedest, damning, etc. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The final -n is frequently dropped in eye dialect forms, such as dammit and dam-fool, because it isn t pronounced (consider DAM, DAMD, and DAM-ing), but otherwise...

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