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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]
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mortise

A depression, groove, or hole into which another anatomical structure fits.
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Planing, shaping, turning, boring, and mortising properties of southern hardwoods were studied by Davis (6).
This study determined the planing, turning, shaping, boring, and mortising properties of white spruce wood grown in plantations and compared them with those of trees harvested in natural stands.
The Duetto allows tenoning, fingerjointing, drilling, mortising and milling to be performed at both ends of a piece and between the same ends.
has six axes and can be used for drilling, mortising, tenoning, fingerjointing, milling, four or tire axis contouring and carving on chairs, tables, sofas and other furniture pieces.
Greda's POKER, from Macoser, is a CNC machining center developed to execute several operations, including boring, tenoning, mortising, milling and end cutting.