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Sample sentences for the GRE study word mortar

mortar can be used as a verb
mortar can be used as a noun

1.The piles of materials, the mortar on the mortar-boards, and th. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.The stones are big and roughly cut, and the mortar has by process of time been washed away between them. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
3.Workmen in aprons, standing on scaffolds, were laying bricks, pouring mortar out of vats, and smoothing it with trowels. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4..,-- Pandolfino's book, mortar ,-- Small knives, Venieri for th. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
5.The grounds were extensive, and a high and solid brick wall, topped with a bed of mortar and broken glass, encompassed the whole. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
6.Alike, joy and sorrow, hope and fear, seemed ground to finest dust, and powdered, for the time, in the clamped mortar of Ahab's iron soul. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.What story belonged to this disaster What loss, besides mortar and marble and wood-work had followed upon it Had life been wrecked as well as propert. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
8.You would have almost thought they were pulling down the cursed Bastille, such wild cries they raised, as the now useless brick and mortar were being hurled into the sea. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
9.The human body is like a tall building--the muscles are like the mortar and plaster, the bones are like the steel framework around which everything else is built and without which the structure could not stand upright. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
10.Ask Maestro Antonio how mortars are placed on bastions by day or by night,-. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
11.In case of need I will make big guns, mortars and light ordnance of fine and useful forms, out of the common type. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
12.Again I have kinds of mortars most convenient and easy to carry and with these can fling small stones almost resembling a storm and with the smoke of these causing great terror to the enemy, to his great detriment and confusion. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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