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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.
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.
Mortise and tenon (Carp.), made with a mortise and tenon;
joined or united by means of a mortise and tenon; -- used
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.
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