You can mortice a bit of thin stone into the living rock, and then it will stand 'four-square to every wind that blows.'
At the top it is tenoned, to be inserted into the mortice of the ivory head (qatirn).
The lock shot into a mortice, so that there was no possibility of her pushing back the bolt.
The tenon and mortice are joggled, or dove-tailed together in the casting operation, so as to make them hold fast.
In cutting the mortice, first fasten the piece so that it will rest solid on the bench.
mortice chisels are made thicker than either the paring or the firmer because of their being longer and requiring rougher usage.
These are made of two pieces of wood—say sixteen inches long and two inches square—cut a mortice ½in.
In the first and preferable one the mortice is tapered, as in Fig. 2768, and the two wedges are inserted and driven home.
To lock the tenon in the mortice two methods may be employed.
Foxtail wedging (fig. 18) is a method very similar to mortice and tenon.
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.
mid-15c., from mortise (n.). Related: Mortised; mortising.