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A square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint.  Synonym: mortise.

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"Mortice" Quotes from Famous Books

... her son, and fixed her son's mistress with a calculating eye. A low-browed, swarthy woman, heavily built, with the wreck of great beauty upon her, having fingers like the talons of a bird and a trap-mouth; it was not hard to see that into the rocky mortice where Richard had been cast there went some grains of flint from her. She had slow, deliberate movements of the body, but a darting mind; she was a most passionate woman, but frugal of her passion, eking it out to cover long designs. Whether she loved or hated—and ...
— The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay • Maurice Hewlett

Words linked to "Mortice" :   cut, bring together, join, mortise joint, hole, mortise-and-tenon joint

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