Definition of Mortling

1. n. An animal, as a sheep, dead of disease or privation; a morling.



Definition of Mortling

1. Noun. (UK dialect) An animal, such as a sheep, that has died of disease or privation. ¹

2. Noun. (U.K.) Wool taken from a dead sheep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mortling

1. morkin [n -S] - See also: morkin

Medical Definition of Mortling

1. 1. An animal, as a sheep, dead of disease or privation; a mortling. 2. Wool plucked from a dead sheep; morling. See: Morling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mortling

mortifiers
mortifies
mortify
mortifying
mortifyingly
mortis
mortise
mortise-and-tenon joint
mortise-and-tenon joints
mortise joint
mortised
mortiser
mortisers
mortises
mortising
mortling (current term)
mortlings
mortmain
mortmains
mortmal
mortpay
mortpays
morts
mortsafe
mortsafes
mortuaries
mortuary
mortuary practice
morula
morulae

Literary usage of Mortling

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"mortling, t. A sheep or other animal dead by disease. ... wither'd mortling, and в piece Of carrion, ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"(A.-N.) A night-light. MORTIFY, v. To teaze. Weil. mortling, ». A poor wretched person or thing. Norf. ..."

3. English Dialect Words of the Eighteenth Century as Shown in the "Universal by Nathan Bailey (1883)
"Mori ing-, mortling [of mort. F. mors. L. Death, and laine "Wool, ... mortling, the same as Marling. Morys, Matures, high, and open Places. ..."

4. The Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets by Charles Mackay (1874)
"A wretched withered mortling, and a piece of carrion. Nares. Mosie, rough like the beard, hairy. Most, an augmentation of the superlative, used with great ..."

5. The Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms: With a by Peter Lund Simmonds (1858)
"See mortling. MORNING-GOWN, a lady's loose undress wrapper for morning wear. ... mortling, pelt wool; wool from the fleece of a dead sheep. ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"A wretched, withered mortling. and a piece Of carrion, wrapt up in a golden fleece. Fasciculus Florum, p. 35. (Karet.) 2. Wool from a dead sheep. ..."

7. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"mortling, t. A sheep or other animal dead by disease. ... wither'd mortling, and в piece Of carrion, ..."

8. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"(A.-N.) A night-light. MORTIFY, v. To teaze. Weil. mortling, ». A poor wretched person or thing. Norf. ..."

9. English Dialect Words of the Eighteenth Century as Shown in the "Universal by Nathan Bailey (1883)
"Mori ing-, mortling [of mort. F. mors. L. Death, and laine "Wool, ... mortling, the same as Marling. Morys, Matures, high, and open Places. ..."

10. The Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets by Charles Mackay (1874)
"A wretched withered mortling, and a piece of carrion. Nares. Mosie, rough like the beard, hairy. Most, an augmentation of the superlative, used with great ..."

11. The Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms: With a by Peter Lund Simmonds (1858)
"See mortling. MORNING-GOWN, a lady's loose undress wrapper for morning wear. ... mortling, pelt wool; wool from the fleece of a dead sheep. ..."

12. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"A wretched, withered mortling. and a piece Of carrion, wrapt up in a golden fleece. Fasciculus Florum, p. 35. (Karet.) 2. Wool from a dead sheep. ..."

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