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to stop or prevent passage of

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a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

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a metric unit of length equal to ten meters

female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock

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obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

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This gorge was dammed and the waters of the lake collected: the Susquehanna was converted into a rill.
About two and a half miles below this the river expands into a wide basin, seemingly dammed up by a perpendicular ridge of black rock.
That will teach you to wake us up at night with your peal of a dammed soul.
Now, it seems to be a law of nature that we must show our true selves at some time, and as the Scot must do it at home, and squeeze a day into an hour, what follows is that there he is self-revealing in the superlative degree, the feelings so long dammed up overflow, and thus a Scotch family are probably better acquainted with each other, and more ignorant of the life outside their circle, than any other family in the world.
As his following and wealth increased he rebuilt and enlarged the grim Castle of Torn, and again dammed the little stream which had furnished the moat with water in bygone days.