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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORTISED

For larger engravings a number of sections were mortised together.

Thy throne is mortised with their bones, cemented with their blood.

Then he mortised his chin in his brown hands and blinked while he waited.

Let the posts be tied together at the top by mortised beams.

He turned the case over, and saw that the bottom had been mortised and screwed.

A tenon should not be so large as to weaken the mortised piece.

The top board and the shelf should be mortised at each end for the 1/2 by 2-in.

The front and back apron pieces are mortised to receive a 1-in.

All the rails are mortised into the posts for a depth of 5/8 in., also the slats are mortised 5/8 in.

The slats should now be made and mortised into the top rail 1/4 in.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "hole or groove in which something is fitted to form a joint," from Old French mortaise (13c.), possibly from Arabic murtazz "fastened," past participle of razza "cut a mortise in." Cf. Spanish mortaja.

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