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mor·tise

(mōr'tēs),
The seating for the talus formed by the union of the distal fibula and the tibia at the ankle joint.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. Ar. murtazz, fastened]

mortise

A depression, groove, or hole into which another anatomical structure fits.
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The mortise and tenon joints examined in this study performed in a predictable manner so that the several variables affecting the strength of the joints could be evaluated individually and then incorporated into a comprehensive expression that reflects the functional relationship of these variables to the ultimate performance of the joint.
In general, joints with tenons 15 mm in width and without tenon shoulder failed as a result of fracture of the tenon, whereas joints with tenons 15 mm in width and with tenon shoulder failed as a result of glue-line fractures, splitting of the tenon and indentation of mortise.
In these specimens, the mortise and tenon joist-to-post joint shown in Figure 2 has been replaced by a "pinned" joint that is secured by means of what is essentially a "through bolt with dowel nut.
Heat transfer by natural convection of the air on vertical plates and in mortises was investigated on a model by the interferometric method.
All old timber frame buildings are mortise and tenon structures," Faxon said.
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Mortise-and-tenon joints are created when a tenon (or flange) carved into one length of moulding fits into an opening, or mortise, carved into another.
The door frames have mortise and tenon construction and are spot welded for lifetime rigidity.
Solid hardwood frame components with mortise and tenon joint construction provide stability and durability.
Among the chain stores donating new merchandise to be sold at major discounts are Restoration Hardware, Banana Republic Home, Williams-Sonoma and Closets by Design, with local stores such as Terra Cotta in Brentwood, Blueprint Furniture in West Hollywood and Mortise & Tenon in Los Angeles also participating.
Like the pin that joins mortise and tenon, the sacred word joins food and faith, abundant pastures and joyful cities, bread-giving wheat, and life-giving bread.