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To this cylinder the door was mortised, their combined weight coming upon the lower pivot.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
Let the posts be tied together at the top by mortised beams.
Grasping it firmly with both hands, he quickly wrenched it from the stones in which it was mortised, and leapt to the ground.
Both pieces of the timber are mortised and the inserted tenons are secured into the widest piece.
WOODWORK JOINTSWILLIAM FAIRHAM
Each stick was carefully mortised or tenoned by its stump, for I had borrowed other tools by this time.
Some of the poles have square cavities, mortised into the back, which are said to contain the ashes of members of the family.
The frame consisted of two horizontal beams forming top and bottom sills, and four strong upright bars mortised into them.
In each of these a lateral arm e, is mortised in an oblique direction; a cross bar f, unites both arms.
The boxes are very substantially constructed; their joints being mortised; and whatever nails are used, being carefully covered.
The cabin was built of logs, mortised into each other—triangular in shape, with a fireplace in one corner.

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