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  • n. Plural form of mortise.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of mortise.


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  • Another thing which is confusing to the beginner in his efforts to lay out the mortises is the irregular placing of the rails.

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  • The graphics promo package and toolkit was produced in HD 720p, and includes opens, transitions, mortises, endpage toolkits, custom backplates, and artwork produced for ESPN. com

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  • In most cases the wood members in these old wood buildings are held together by tenons and mortises or dowels, that let the wood pieces shrink and expand without damage to the integrity of the building except for minor cracks in plaster walls.., unlike staples in studs and plywood/ OSB sheets that can pop out.

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  • They supported four thick planks firmly held by mortises.

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  • The shipwrights had made a new living thing from these felled trees, and now her sheathing and pegs swelled in the water, her mortises and tenons strained, and she moaned.


  • It hurt to be playing that sloppily, because the course had an old-land feeling I love, its holes fit into the natural landscape like neatly chiseled tenons into their mortises.

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  • They were massive three-story affairs of post-and-beam framing, held together with hundreds of hand-hewn mortises and tenons.

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  • All this calls for unity and solidarity; our various wings and operations joining as tenons and mortises.

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  • Some were carved to a more elliptical cross-section, and a shallow mortise was made in the base; some of the Anakena statues have tenons on their heads to fit these mortises.

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  • Two small rectangular mortises are on the back for the attachment of wings.

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