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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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Welcome to the age of quantum media, a time in which established media production, aggregation, distribution, and consumption is undergoing rapid disaggregation; a time in which the established media value chain seems to be coming apart at the seams.
They are coming apart at the seams and what makes this prophecy so certain is that it exists at a time when the battle-hardened people of Yemen remain united in facing foreign aggression and terror.
Now it's coming apart at the seams, perhaps off-spin of the turmoil in Syria.
Ingram-McPhee writes, “It was fascinating to think how my life appeared so well put together by so many other people, but deep down inside I knew the threads were coming apart at the seams.
All this covert talk comes at a time when trust and co-operation between coalition leaders and ministers is coming apart at the seams.
IT'S all coming apart at the seams for Lauren Goodger.
Professionally he's brilliant, but his personal life is coming apart at the seams.
I remember the pitch at the latter game; the 'carpet' was literally coming apart at the seams.
Nick Seaton, of Campaign for Real Education, said the Scottish education system was coming apart at the seams.
LINHA DE PASSE (15) Award-winning Brazilian director Walles Sales (The Motorcycle Diaries) ventures into the slums of Sao Paulo for this poignant tale of a family coming apart at the seams.
He said: "Patch-up work is coming apart at the seams, leaving the roads with potholes and collapsed areas.
As we look at a world that seems to be coming apart at the seams, we remain a nation.