American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Mortar

MOR’TAR, n. [L. mortarium.]

1. A vessel of wood or metal in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or bruised with a pestle.

2. A short piece of ordnance, thick and wide, used for throwing bombs, carcasses,shells, c.; so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.

MOR’TAR, n. A mixture of lime and sand with water, used as a cement for uniting stones and bricks in walls. If the lime is slaked and the materials mixed with lime water, the cement will be much stronger.

Mort d’ancestor. In law, a writ of assize, by which a demandant recovers possession of an estate from which he has been ousted, on the death of his ancestor.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Mortar," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4T2UQWGQ2ANJEK5.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Mortar." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4T2UQWGQ2ANJEK5.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Mortar' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4T2UQWGQ2ANJEK5.