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n. - A muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range; A bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle; Used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall.

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  • mortar the wall
  • I note he used the term mortar, rather than howitzer, but the implication is certainly the same.
  • The mortar is not placed properly thus there is no strength!!
  • Home of manifold ills; old house whence the mortar is dropping. for more
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