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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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Mortice is incorporated in Singapore and based in India, with operation across India, Singapore and the UK.
To reinforce a mortice lock against forced entry, fix metal plates to the area around it on both sides of the door.
For security, a two-bolt mortice lock on doors will stop burglars moving freely about your home.
The Wolverhampton office of accountants Haines Watts advised on the tax issues Mr Primmer said: 'Keys of Steel is a wonderful example of a successfully run independent family company which retains the traditional skills of the key and locksmith to manufacture a wide range of keyblanks, cut keys, mortice and specialist locks.
They are being constructed from reclaimed softwood using contemporary cruck-framed and box-framed designs, and held together with mortice and tenons, scarf and housing joints, and hidden dovetails.
A safe believed to have been taken in the burglary is described as 3ft by 2ft by 2ft in size, rusty, coloured green-grey with a brass plate and mortice lock on the front.
(KAL617) RANDALL HOWARD, CEO of MORTICE KERN SYSTEMS INC (MKX.TO), describes the company's business and its background; prospects for the industry, with positive and negative trends; competitive threats; strategic opportunities for the firm including its marketing plans and acquisition potential; management strength and organization; and the financial prospects of the firm looking forward.
Mortice, by Belfast based Visionworks Television, is written by Mik Duffy, directed by James T Donnelly and produced by Alan Morton.
Mortice Kern Systems Inc, the Canadian software management and testing tools company, has reported a first-quarter net loss of $1.1m on revenue up 8.5% at $8.2m, down from a loss of $4.4m in the year-ago quarter.
At back, the beams bear on to the wall through metal brackets concealed by lighting panels; at the front, glass to glass bonded mortice and tenon joints form the connections.
Tenders are invited for Provision of mortice latch and other misc.
They were also fitted with key operated mortice locks, which would have prevented a swift escape in the event of a fire.