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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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When Natasha decides to fly the nest and go to university in Edinburgh, Gideon feels his life is falling apart at the seams.
Only his second significant contribution of the match, compiled in two-and-a-half hours, and Marcus Trescothick's 10th Test century held together a team falling apart at the seams.
My Generation, in particular, was in danger of falling apart at the seams.
While the Hoops have consistently got it together, the Latics are falling apart at the seams and constant speculation about the future of Iain Dowie - he's been linked with vacancies at West Ham, Reading and now Crystal Palace and Northern Ireland - cannot help.
Mullin made it 3-0 just after the interval, whipping in Summerbee's cross from the right as disjointed Rovers were left falling apart at the seams.
The team was falling apart at the seams,'' Price recalled.
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s n t It just seems like our relationship is falling apart at the seams and that work is taking over.
Paul said: "This book is about how when life seems to be falling apart at the seams it is often actually falling into place.
30pm) Following the death of her son, Billie, Carol Jackson seems to be falling apart at the seams.
Shameless Channel 4, 10pm In the series finale, Paddy vows to banish his demons and take back control of his life in a bid to keep his family from falling apart at the seams.
Bush and Blair are perilously close to freefall now, not only because the catastrophe in Iraq shows no sign of easing, but because the whole underlying strategy of why and how we decided to go to war is falling apart at the seams.