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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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Because of the potential contribution of shoulders to bending moment capacity, an exploratory study was undertaken in order to investigate the characteristics of the "shoulder" effect and, if possible, to develop a practical expression for estimating the bending moment capacity of round mortise and tenon joints with shoulders.
Miyajima and Sato (1977) compared the strength of L-shaped dowel, mortise and tenon, and finger joints and showed that finger joints had the highest bending moment capacity.
The FMCSA imminent hazard order directs Mortise Trucking to cease all commercial motor vehicle operations immediately, including all interstate and intrastate transportation, from all dispatching locations or terminals.
Inclusion of knee braces (with end tenons) into frames constructed with round mortise and tenon joints can be difficult because the tenons on the ends of the knee braces along with the tenon on one of the members (usually a beam or post) must be inserted simultaneously into their associated mortises--a problem also encountered in conventional rectangular mortise and tenon joint construction (Chappell 1983).
Heat transfer by natural convection of the air on vertical plates and in mortises was investigated on a model by the interferometric method.
Criteria for inadequate reduction were set as follows: lateral malleolar displacement greater than 2 mm on the AP or lateral, medial malleolar displacement of greater than 1mm on the AP only, deltoid ligament disruption with more than 3 mm medial clear space, syndesmosis injury with tibia-fibula clear space greater than 5 mm or tibia-fibula overlap of less than 10 mm (both on the AP), or a tibia-fibula overlap of less than 1 mm on the mortise view.
All old timber frame buildings are mortise and tenon structures," Faxon said.
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.
And one of the best pieces of security advice is to fit a mortise lock to the front and back doors.
It is a leading brand of brass mortise locks and trim, cabinet hardware and bath accessories.
The company uses the handed-down techniques of mortise and compressed tenon joinery and steambent curving, which are practiced by only a handful of artisans today.