Origin of mortise lock
Words nearby mortise lock
How to use mortise lock in a sentence
While the desk sergeant ran a background check, he was roughed up by another officer in the lock-up.
“Now they will definitely lock Navalny in prison,” one of the women in the crowd said.
Who knew that a competition where you clutch the hand of another man and lock eyes across a table could be this damn gay.High-End Pervs Film Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Sucking Face|Amy Zimmerman|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In many ways, she seems a lock for the win, but her atheism puts her entire character in question.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Charges were eventually dropped against them, in part because two had lock-solid alibis.
The place was used as a lock-up for some time after the incorporation, and the old irons were kept on show for years.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
I do not know—I do not dare to believe—that I shall live to hear that key grating in the lock.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Another manner of punishment consists in making them wear a tin mask, which is fastened with a lock behind.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The launch was already under way, and young Cargill trying to avoid it better, thrust with his boat-hook at the side of the lock.Uncanny Tales|Various
He turned into the right number, as he thought, but upon trying to insert the key in the lock he found that he had made a mistake.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux