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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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A TRIPLE CROWN series that began with so much promise thanks to the seemingly effortless victory of Fusaichi Pegasus in the Kentucky Derby and continued so dramatically with the stunning success of Red Bullet in the Preakness Stakes two weeks later, fell apart at the seams when it was announced the latter would miss the Belmont Stakes on Saturday week.
As well she might, for the 24-year-old French player was 4-1 up in the first set before her game fell apart at the seams.
This was the season when Howard Kendall's injury-hit squad pulled together to grab an unlikely title as Liverpool uncharacteristically fell apart at the seams after an unlucky League Cup final defeat to Arsenal.
A fire in a supplier's warehouse brought an end to the much-loved combats, replaced by clothing that fell apart at the seams and had no thermal value whatsoever.