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seam

(sēm) a line of union.
osteoid seam  on the surface of a bone, the narrow region of newly formed organic matrix not yet mineralized.
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Crayford was bulging at the seams with hardly a seat to be found.
For a church bulging at the seams, the next logical step would be to build a bigger sanctuary.
We were bulging at the seams in our other facility and can now house the new staff additions necessary to nurture our planned growth.
By the time we'd finished, our bellies were fit to burst and our handbags were bulging at the seams.
In our corner of the capitalist world, the small number of informal venues that sell decent modern food are bulging at the seams.
By 1955 the Jaguar works was bulging at the seams again as preparations were made to launch all new 'compact' saloons - the 2.
Saturday's crowd left the enclosures bulging at the seams and bettered attendances of up to 4,000 witnessed at the three-day festival meeting in April.
Some schools are bulging at the seams while others are lying half or even three quarters empty.
But details of the brutal assassination of this Neighborhood Watch block captain and apartment security manager now take up two well-worn notebooks, each bulging at the seams.
If your handbag's bulging at the seams, space-save with a multi- stick for eyes, cheeks and lips.
MSF spokesman Brian Harris says workers are 'mystified' by the need for compulsory job losses when order books for other parts of the Rolls-Royce groups are bulging at the seams.
We're bulging at the seams, the Sepulveda Corridor is filled with little children - and nowhere to put them,'' Genino said.