mortar


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Synonyms for mortar

a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range

used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall

a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle

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plaster with mortar

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In point of grazing, plunging, oblique, or enfilading, or point-blank firing, the English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket-pistols compared with the formidable engines of the American artillery.
peace was signed between the survivors of the war; the thunder of the guns gradually ceased, the mortars were silent, the howitzers were muzzled for an indefinite period, the cannon, with muzzles depressed, were returned into the arsenal, the shot were repiled, all bloody reminiscences were effaced; the cotton-plants grew luxuriantly in the well-manured fields, all mourning garments were laid aside, together with grief; and the Gun Club was relegated to profound inactivity.
Maston, "allow me to say that, if I cannot get an opportunity to try my new mortars on a real field of battle, I shall say good-by to the members of the Gun Club, and go and bury myself in the prairies of Arkansas
The hobby-horse and the pestle and mortar were in great requisition during the time I remained in the house of Marheyo, and Kory-Kory had frequent occasion to show his skill in their use.
Ikey's left forefinger was doubled over the edge of the mortar, holding it steady.
Our mortar would not carry a line halfway to the crest of the lowest point.
When we came to the place it was a low, marshy ground, walled round with stones, piled up dry, without mortar or earth among them, like a park, with a little guard of Chinese soldiers at the door.
The water- way, so fair above and wide below, flows oppressed by bricks and mortar and stone, by blackened timber and grimed glass and rusty iron, covered with black barges, whipped up by paddles and screws, overburdened with craft, overhung with chains, overshadowed by walls making a steep gorge for its bed, filled with a haze of smoke and dust.
It was built of stone and clay, there being no calcarcous stone in the neighborhood from which lime for mortar could be procured.
A competent knowledge of history and of the belles-lettres is here absolutely necessary; and without this share of knowledge at least, to affect the character of an historian, is as vain as to endeavour at building a house without timber or mortar, or brick or stone.
Workmen in aprons, standing on scaffolds, were laying bricks, pouring mortar out of vats, and smoothing it with trowels.
There were women grinding dried plantain in crude stone mortars, while others were fashioning cakes from the powdered flour.
Syria's state news agency reported that terrorists of Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) and affiliated groups carried out mortar attacks on a military hospital in Tishrin in Eastern Damascus, injuring seven people, some of them in critical conditions.
LAY YOUR BRICKS Knock up your dry mortar first, in a ratio of three parts sand to one part cement.
You need to get the broken mortar out of the joints and bag it up in rubble sacks as you go - you'll be surprised how much comes out.