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

(Mor"tise), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mortised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mortising.]

1. To cut or make a mortise in.

2. To join or fasten by a tenon and mortise; as, to mortise a beam into a post, or a joist into a girder.

(Mort"ling) n. [See Morling.]

1. An animal, as a sheep, dead of disease or privation; a morling. [Eng.]

2. Wool plucked from a dead sheep; morling.

(Mort"main`) n. [F. mort, morte, dead + main hand; F. main-morte. See Mortal, and Manual.] (Law) Possession of lands or tenements in, or conveyance to, dead hands, or hands that cannot alienate.

The term was originally applied to conveyance of land made to ecclesiastical bodies; afterward to conveyance made to any corporate body. Burrill.

(Mort"mal) n. See Mormal. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Mort"pay`) n. [F. mort dead + E. pay.] Dead pay; the crime of taking pay for the service of dead soldiers, or for services not actually rendered by soldiers. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Mor"tress Mor"trew) n. [See Mortar.] A dish of meats and other ingredients, cooked together; an ollapodrida. Chaucer. Bacon.

(Mor"tu*a*ry) n.; pl. Mortuaries [LL. mortuarium. See Mortuary, a.]

1. A sort of ecclesiastical heriot, a customary gift claimed by, and due to, the minister of a parish on the death of a parishioner. It seems to have been originally a voluntary bequest or donation, intended to make amends for any failure in the payment of tithes of which the deceased had been guilty.

2. A burial place; a place for the dead.

3. A place for the reception of the dead before burial; a deadhouse; a morgue.

Mortifying to Motation

(Mor"ti*fy`ing) a.

1. Tending to mortify; affected by, or having symptoms of, mortification; as, a mortifying wound; mortifying flesh.

2. Subduing the appetites, desires, etc.; as, mortifying penances.

3. Tending to humble or abase; humiliating; as, a mortifying repulse.

(Mor"ti*fy`ing*ly), adv. In a mortifying manner.

(Mor"tise) n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar. murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael. moirteis.] 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.

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