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 for Mortise and tenon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mortise \Mor"tise\, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar.
     murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael.
     moirteis.]
     A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to
     receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit
     it, and called a tenon.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Mortise and tenon (Carp.), made with a mortise and tenon;
        joined or united by means of a mortise and tenon; -- used
        adjectively.
  
     Mortise joint, a joint made by a mortise and tenon.
  
     Mortise lock. See under Lock.
  
     Mortise wheel, a cast-iron wheel, with wooden clogs
        inserted in mortises on its face or edge; -- also called
        mortise gear, and core gear.
        [1913 Webster]

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