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all-a-mort

1. Struck dumb, insensible, or motionless with fear or confusion. His speech was full of such fire and anger that I was rendered all-a-mort for a few moments afterward.
2. In a dying or half-dead state; depressed or dejected, as in one who feels half dead. Possibly a corruption of "alamort," meaning the same, or a reference to a "mort," the sound from a hunter's horn to signal the death of an animal being hunted. I'm all-a-mort these past two days; I know not if I shall live beyond the week.

autem mort

1. obsolete A woman who is married. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "mort" is obsolete slang for a woman or girl. Your courtship is wasted, my friend, for she is an autem mort already.
2. obsolete A beggar woman who carries about several children and affects to have great devotion to the church or religion, generally as a means of arousing sympathetic charity from others. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "mort" is obsolete slang for a woman or girl. The autem morts with their wailing children cluster at the steps of the church for alms.
See also: autem, mort
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Mort, of Nant Talwg Way, Barry, appeared at the same court back in June when he admitted a single charge of stalking by sending scores of offensive text messages that were abusive and threatening.
Mort said the winner can either take the tractor or $4,000 cash.
More than three years later, a Lawrence County hospital and the county's Children and Youth Services agency agreed to pay Mort $143,500 and to reform their policies to settle the "poppy seed" lawsuits.
Mr Mort would have been visible to the defendant for at least 20 seconds, the judge added.
La preuve en est que, durant une intervention chirurgicale a coeur ouvert, avec la circulation extracorporelle, un patient est pendant un certain temps en arret cardiaque, en arret respiratoire et dans un etat temporaire de refroidissement, sans etre mort pour autant.
During his time in the North East, Mort clinched the return of Toon favourite Kevin Keegan.
Neighbours are stunned at the "tragic" death of Mr Mort.
As Mort explains, "sexual change was the contested outcome of encounters between a very wide spectrum of forces that competed for authority in the city's cultural and political spaces" (p.
Mort, rather than John or Green, was born in Brisbane in 1929, the son of bookmaker Thomas Mort Green.
He said Gonzales thought Mort was behind the accusations and went to the church to confront him in a "dastardly attempt" to shift blame onto Mort for the alleged sexual abuse.
Mort depicts Hemingway in 1942 as at the zenith of both his life and his professional career.
ELIZABETH MORT and Alex Rodriguez, a young Pennsylvania couple, had been home from the hospital for barely a day when caseworkers from Lawrence County Children and Youth Services, accompanied by a police officer, came to take their newborn baby.
Here Mort questions some of the ostensibly accepted concepts about the 1942-43 patrols--and offers a seed of the investigative focus: "Was it all just bravado, a farce, an unintentional opera bouffe, the product of a blustering middle-aged man playing at war while actually just fishing" (17)?
Created by Mister Mort (tweed enthusiast, street style snapper) and Baron Von Fancy (utter anomaly), these wilder-life suspenders were inspired by something shockingly straightforward--a trip to the zoo.
FORMER Newcastle chairman Chris Mort is prepared to return to St James's Park to help rebuild Mike Ashley's shattered regime if the club's owner is willing to take the club off the market.