3. An old game played with counters, or men, which are placed at the angles of a figure drawn on a
board or on the ground; also, the board or ground on which the game is played.
The nine-men's morris is filled up with mud.Shak.
The figure consists of three concentric squares, with lines from the angles of the outer one to those of
the inner, and from the middle of each side of the outer square to that of the inner. The game is played
by two persons with nine or twelve pieces each (hence called nine-men's morris or twelve-men's morris).
The pieces are placed alternately, and each player endeavors to prevent his opponent from making a
straight row of three. Should either succeed in making a row, he may take up one of his opponent's
pieces, and he who takes off all of his opponent's pieces wins the game.
(Mor"ris) n. [So called from its discoverer.] (Zoöl.) A marine fish having a very slender, flat, transparent
body. It is now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish.
(Mor"ris-pike`) n. A Moorish pike. [Obs.]
(Mor"rot) n. (Zoöl.) See Marrot.
(Mor"row) n. [OE. morwe, morwen, AS. morgen. See Morn.]
1. Morning. [Obs.] "White as morrow's milk." Bp. Hall.
We loved he by the morwe a sop in wine.Chaucer.
2. The next following day; the day subsequent to any day specified or understood. Lev. vii. 16.
Till this stormy night is gone,Crashaw.
And the eternal morrow dawn.
3. The day following the present; to- morrow.
Good morrow, good morning; a form of salutation. To morrow. See To- morrow in the Vocabulary.
(Morse) n. [F. morse, Russ. morj'; perh. akin to E. mere lake; cf. Russ. more sea.] (Zoöl.)
The walrus. See Walrus.
(Morse), n. [L. morsus a biting, a clasp, fr. mordere to bite.] A clasp for fastening garments in
(Morse" al"pha*bet) A telegraphic alphabet in very general use, inventing by Samuel
F.B.Morse, the inventor of Morse's telegraph. The letters are represented by dots and dashes impressed
or printed on paper, as, .- - . . . -.. . .. . . . etc., or by sounds, flashes of light, etc., with greater or
less intervals between them.
(Mor"sel) n. [OF. morsel, F. morceau, LL. morsellus, a dim. fr. L. morsus a biting, bite, fr.
mordere to bite; prob. akin to E. smart. See Smart, and cf. Morceau, Mordant, Muse, v., Muzzle,
1. A little bite or bit of food. Chaucer.
Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a new labor to a tired digestion.South.
2. A small quantity; a little piece; a fragment.
(Mor"sing horn`) A horn or flask for holding powder, as for priming. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
(Mor`si*ta"tion) n. The act of biting or gnawing. [Obs.]