Mortise

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Mortise

In printing, a hole cut into a block or plate so type can be inserted.
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Finally, hold the lock striker plate over the two mortices, mark the outline of the plate on the door jamb with a pencil, and cut a recess for the plate.
The dovetailed-shaped blocks do not move in mortices in a firmly glued rail but between added blocks glued on top of the second rail.