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Mort

mort

A woman; a female. Male gypsies all, not a mort among them. (B. Jonson)

Origin: Etym. Uncert.

1. Death; especially, the death of game in the chase.

2. A note or series of notes sounded on a horn at the death of game. The sportsman then sounded a treble mort. (Sir W. Scott)

3. The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease. Mort cloth, the pall spread over a coffin; black cloth indicative or mourning; funeral hangings. Mort stone, a large stone by the wayside on which the bearers rest a coffin.

Origin: F, death, fr. L. Mors, mortis.

(Science: zoology) A salmon in its third year.

Origin: Etymol. Uncertain.


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