Mort

Definition of Mort

n.1.A great quantity or number.
There was a mort of merrymaking.
- Dickens.
1.A woman; a female.
Male gypsies all, not a mort among them.
- B. Jonson.
1.(Zool.) A salmon in its third year.
1.Death; esp., the death of game in the chase.
2.A note or series of notes sounded on a horn at the death of game.
The sportsman then sounded a treble mort.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease.
Mort cloth
the pall spread over a coffin; black cloth indicative or mourning; funeral hangings.
Mort stone
a large stone by the wayside on which the bearers rest a coffin.
- Carlyle.
1.A variety of dummy whist for three players; also, the exposed or dummy hand in this game.
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