Its solidity was that of mortised logs and its windows were protected behind solid shutters.
The front and back apron pieces are mortised to receive a 1-in.
This makes a very rigid article of furniture, if mortised and tenoned and properly glued.
All the rails are mortised into the posts for a depth of 5/8 in., also the slats are mortised 5/8 in.
A large stone is removed from the wall to admit the prisoner, and once immured, the masonry is mortised, and made solid as before.
The slats should now be made and mortised into the top rail 1/4 in.
Then he mortised his chin in his brown hands and blinked while he waited.
In each end there are four slats which should be mortised into the rails 1/4 in.
It was constructed of two large cedar logs hewn out and mortised together.
For larger engravings a number of sections were mortised together.
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.