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 October 5, 2022, 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. 5 Oct. 2022. http://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 5 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4T2UQWGQ2ANJEK5.