mortise mortise

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
  2. (v) cut a hole for a tenon in
  3. (v) join by a tenon and mortise

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Usage(s):

  1. A chisel of the same size was used to mortise the rungs into the uprights.
  2. He shows how to design and build a flying buttress, cast a bell in bronze, use the mortise-and-tenon method on the roof beams.
  3. Jesus mentions Abraham in the Gospels, but it was Paul who did the fine mortise work, citing the patriarch in his New Testament epistles more than any other figure exceptChrist.

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    With no opponent to challenge him for his third two-year term, Councilor John B. Mortise, Republican representative of the Second Ward aims to continue his focus on cleaning up the ward.
    on November 3, 2013     Source: Rome Sentinel

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