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(past & past part. mortised; pres. part. mortising)
Cut a hole for a tenon in.  Synonym: mortice.
Join by a tenon and mortise.  Synonym: mortice.

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"Mortise" Quotes from Famous Books

... fortunately enough, I had both a chisel and auger, with several other useful tools. All of these I had brought in the great chest from Virginia, thinking they might be needed on our beautiful farm at Cairo. With the help of these, and Cudjo's great skill as a joiner, we were able to mortise and dovetail at our pleasure; and I had made a most excellent glue from the horns and hoofs of the elk and ox. We wanted a plane to polish our table, but this was a want which we could easily endure. The lid of our ...
— The Desert Home - The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness • Mayne Reid

... carpentry and joinery embraces: 1. Exercising in sawing and planing to dimensions. 2 Application, or box nailed together. 3 Mortise and tenon joints; a plain mortise and tenon; an open dovetailed mortise and tenon (dovetailed halving); a dovetailed keyed mortise and tenon. 4. Splices. 5. Common dovetailing. 6. Lap dovetailing and rabbeting. ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884 • Various

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

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