Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of tenon.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tenon.

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Examples

  • This should be of the same width as the thickness of the tenons, which is ordinarily one-third of the thickness of the frame.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The projections on the other member are called tenons or pins, and the spaces between both tails and tenons are called mortises or sockets.

    Handwork in Wood

  • 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.

    The urban age: how cities became our greatest design challenge yet « Stephen Rees's blog

  • 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.

    Wildfire

  • 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.

    Wildfire

  • I started from the ground up, using a hydraulic house jack to lift giant floor joists whose tenons had rotted away, and installing heavy uprights posts made of treated lumber, to fend off the inevitable carpenter ants that are attracted to damp wood like bees to clover.

    Thoughts on Saving an Old Barn

  • I started from the ground up, using a hydraulic house jack to lift giant floor joists whose tenons had rotted away, and installing heavy uprights posts made of treated lumber, to fend off the inevitable carpenter ants that are attracted to damp wood like bees to clover.

    Dave Lindorff: Thoughts on Saving an Old Barn

  • The famous bluestones from the Presceli Mountains in Wales show signs of tenons and mortice holes that have been chipped away.

    Wildwood

  • They are made from wood and the pieces appear to be laser cut so that the mortices and tenons fit precisely.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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.

    The Italian Summer

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