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mortar

 [mor´ter]
a vessel with a rounded internal surface, used with a pestle, for reducing a solid to a powder or producing a homogeneous mixture of solids.

mor·tar

(mōr'tăr),
A vessel with rounded interior in which crude drugs and other substances are crushed or bruised by means of a pestle.
[L. mortarium]

mortar

/mor·tar/ (mor´ter) a bell- or urn-shaped vessel in which drugs are beaten, crushed, or ground with a pestle.

mortar

[môr′tər]
Etymology: L, mortarium
a cup-shaped vessel in which materials are ground or crushed by a pestle in the preparation of drugs.

mor·tar

(mōr'tăr)
A vessel with a rounded interior in which crude drugs and other substances are crushed or bruised by means of a pestle.
[L. mortarium]

mor·tar

(mōr'tăr)
Vessel with rounded interior in which substances may be crushed with a pestle.
[L. mortarium]

mortar

1. wooden or ceramic vessel with a rounded internal surface, used with a pestle, for reducing a solid to a powder or producing a homogeneous mixture of solids.
2. a material used to cement bricks in place.

mortar licking
a form of pica usually ascribed to a nutritional deficiency of calcium.
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The brigadier general said that civilians are still unable to leave Eastern Damascus via the newly-set up humanitarian corridor due to the terrorist groups' sniper and mortar attacks on the corridor, adding that the terrorists have fortified their positions in residential units, using women, children and the old as human shield.
To lay the final course of bricks, you'll need to lay a layer of mortar as before, and scrape some mortar onto the side of a brick, but this time you'll also have to scrape a layer of mortar on the top of your brick.
RE-POINT UNTIL YOU OUT OF MORTAR Cut out about 30cm squared your plastic sheeting and about a honeydew melon-amount of mortar onto this.
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Like its predecessor, HEGM will be an all-terrain, all-weather mortar capable of incapacitating personnel within or behind structural barriers or light-skinned vehicles, as well as troops in the open, while minimizing collateral damage.
The Portland cement also forms Sulphate-salts while setting which is dangerous for ancient mortar, containing calcium carbonate (Scannell, 2013).
Surkhi mortar may gain strength from relative humidity as pozzolanic materials react with lime in the presence of water at normal temperature [3].
The US Army and Marine Corps employ the M224 LWCMS (Lightweight Company Mortar System) with an effective engagement range from 70 metres/m (229 feet/ft) to 3489m (12627ft).
IHS Jane's will then discuss advanced mortar systems, analysing how the industry can further enhance digital capability.
Now soldiers can fire mortars only 2,000 metres as they have to use a reduced charge to cut noise.
In the same context, 8 civilians including six children were injured due to a terrorist mortar attack on Bab Touma neighborhood in Damascus city.
The secret to employing the mortar in the direct fire mode is the incorporation of a breech block and a pivoting base rather than the traditional base plate.