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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORTARED

I am putting up the money for it, and I have got to be mortared up in it when I die.

He set the stones in their places and mortared them together.

In one corner is a mortared pit about thirty inches deep and two feet in diameter.

For the first twenty-five neither window nor grating broke the grim uniformity of those mighty walls of mortared rock.

And I'm to consider myself squashed—abso-bally-lutely pestle and mortared?

The dim light scarcely served as an aid, so ingeniously had the door been painted in resemblance to the mortared stone.

From within it defied discovery, for nothing confronted my eyes but mortared stone.

In many cases the blocks are mortared together, and in nearly all cases layers of cement are alternated with layers of stone.

Suddenly I ran against a sort of breastwork of mortared stones, and the shock almost made me faint.

And while he spoke he tied the reins of his garron to a bar of rusty iron that was mortared into the wall.

WORD ORIGIN

"mixture of cement," late 13c., from Old French mortier "builder's mortar, plaster; bowl for mixing" (13c.), from Latin mortarium "mortar," also "crushed drugs," probably the same word as mortarium "bowl for mixing or pounding" (see mortar (n.2)). Dutch mortel, German Mörtel are from Latin or French.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.