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  • n  a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
  • v  cut a hole for a tenon in
  • v  join by a tenon and mortise

  • A chisel of the same size was used to mortise the rungs into the uprights.
  • 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.
  • It leaves overlapping, mortise-type breaks with "sticky" ends.
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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.
    Nov. 2, 2013 - Rome Sentinel

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