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Mortars

mortar

1. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.

2. [F. Mortier, fr. L. Mortarium mortar (for trituarating).

A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc, at high angles of elevation, as 45 deg, and even higher; so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described. Mortar bed, a boat strongly built and adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for bombarding; a bomb ketch. Mortar piece, a mortar.

Origin: OE. Morter, AS. Mortere, L. Mortarium: cf. F. Mortier mortar. Cf. Sense 2 (below), also 2d Mortar, Martel, Morter.


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... 9. Cut the garlic and the grapefruit seeds into small pieces. Remove the shells from the seeds. 10. Put the seeds and the garlic into separate mortars, and add 200µl of distilled water into each. 11. Grind the garlic and the seeds into the water, to extract as much liquid as possible. Leave ...

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Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... 9. Cut the garlic and the grapefruit seeds into small pieces. Remove the shells from the seeds. 10. Put the seeds and the garlic into separate mortars, and add 200µl of distilled water into each. 11. Grind the garlic and the seeds into the water, to extract as much liquid as possible. Leave ...

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Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:16 pm
 
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