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  • n. Plural form of seam.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of seam.


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  • It allows coal operators to access thin seams of coal that cannot be reached by underground mining, and enables them to mine the entire seam of coal instead of accessing only parts of it as in less intensive surface mining techniques.

    Rebecca R. Scott: Almost Heaven or Almost Hell? Fossil Fuels, Paychecks and Nature

  • Only one teeny, tiny critique though, and I feel like a real grumpus for pointing it out - the stitching on those seams is awful!

    Cover Art

  • Watching the democrats come apart at the seams is sooooooo much fun!

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 11, 2010

  • “Watching the democrats come apart at the seams is sooooooo much fun!”

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 11, 2010

  • At first it was just a few strips here and there in seams of the breakdown lane, then more and more of it in the regular traveling lanes.

    Backlash « A Fly in Amber

  • Yeah, trout like to hide in seams behind rock to get out of the main current and gorge on the food conveyor belt, but it's a lot easier to tell my kid or buddy or even myself, look for the change in current and there be yer fish.

    The Best Fly Tip of All

  • Note also that, form following content, the thematic liminality or interstitiality of the narrative action -- the idea that forces and agencies interact in seams of reality which we are oblivious of -- is reflected in the fragmented structure of interwoven flashbacks, which renders the whole movie a narrative of patches and seams.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Seams

  • We attacked with tiny parachute Adams 'and started raising fish fast, but getting a perfect drift in seams between the rapids was tough and sticking the hook in the mouths of these little guys wasn't easy.

    Rocky Mountain Road Trip Report: Day Two

  • A producer must first free the gas by pumping out the groundwater that traps it in seams of coal.

    Energy Development is Ruining Public Hunting Grounds in the West

  • This time, his short, fitted dress with soup label seams does not read gala party.



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