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Mortar meaning

mortar - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. plaster with mortar; " mortar the wall"
  2. 2. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
  3. 3. To plaster or make fast with mortar.
  4. 4. A chamber lamp or light.
  5. 5. A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45Á, and even higher; - so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
  6. 6. A building material made by mixing lime, cement, or plaster of Paris, with sand, water, and sometimes other materials; - used in masonry for joining stones, bricks, etc., also for plastering, and in other ways.
  7. 7. Cement of lime and sand; vessel in which things are pounded; piece of ordnance for throwing shells.

mortar - examples of usage

  1. Mix all together, and pound it very well in a mortar.
  2. Pass it through a cullender, and then return it to the mortar and beat it again, adding gradually the yolks of six hard eggs, and a pint of cream or half a pound of butter.
  3. Not very far from Wandsworth, in the green pasturelands of Southfields, that great magician was already casting into bricks and mortar his tremendous dream- the city of dreams, the Paradise of Little Clerks.
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