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Definition of Tenon

  • A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member when it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf. Tooth Tusk.
  • To cut or fit for insertion into a mortise, as the end of a piece of timber.
  • a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

How to use tenon in a sentence. Tenon pronunciation.

Portions of legs and rails, turned as if by a modern lathe, mortice holes and tenons, fill us with wonder as we look upon work which, at the most modern computation, must be 3,000 years old, and may be of a date still more remote.
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Little effect was produced at first; but just before the French Revolution, Tenon, La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, and others took up the subject, and in 1791 a commission was appointed to undertake a reform.
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For the services of Tenon and his associates, and also for the work of Pinel, see especially Esquirol, Des Maladies mentales, Paris, 1838, vol.
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Harvey, the discoverer of the circulation; Hans Sloane, the celebrated president of the Royal Society in London; Plater, the Swiss physician; Duverney, the anatomist, as well as his confrere, Tenon, lived to be octogenarians.
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Tenons un conseil de guerre.
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C'est de votre grand-père que nous tenons ce terrain...
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Il passe dans la salle voisine, et trouve Amar et Vouland, qui, tout essouffles encore, lui disent: "Nous tenons les scelerats, voila de quoi vous tirer d'embarras;" et ils lui remettent le decret que Saint-Just venait de faire rendre.
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Nous tenons le discours que Danton prononça à cette occasion pour le plus admirable morceau d'éloquence civique.
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Jetons un regard sur l'acte que nous tenons dans les mains.
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A kind of tenon or tongue used in making joints.
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L'orage vient, tenons tête à l'orage.
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Ah! s'écria-t-il, nous tenons notre affaire, Noël!...
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Nous tenons une certaine position dans le quartier, qui nous force à beaucoup de ménagements...
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S'il a laissé reprendre le trésor, c'est qu'il est f..., l'archiduc! -Nous le tenons!
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De nos parents, nous tenons une aptitude à contracter certaines maladies, à résister à certaines contagions.
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Nous tenons à honneur, pourtant, de l'apporter au maître disparu.
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Tenons donc les actes de ce jeune homme pour non avenus...
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Examples of Tenon

Example #1
In the same room, arranged in cases round the wall, is a collection of several objects which, if scarcely to be classed under the head of furniture, are articles of luxury and comfort, and demonstrate the extraordinary state of civilisation enjoyed by the old Egyptians, and help us to form a picture of their domestic habits.
Example #2
An Egyptian of High Rank Seated.
Example #3
Migne, especially Pars I, Qu.
Example #4
For the citations from St. Thomas Aquinas, see the Summa, ed.
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Let us look into this vast creation-the highest achievement of theology-somewhat more closely.
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For a remarkable series of coloured engravings, showing Dante's whole cosmology, see La Materia della Divina Comedia di Dante dichiriata in vi tavole, da Michelangelo Caetani, published by the monks of Monte Cassino, to whose kindness I am indebted for my copy.