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The following terms define Building and Machine Parts

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moldboard: flat or curved blade that pushes material aside as machine advances.

molding: wood strip with curved or decoratively cut surface.

mortise: notch or hole in wood that holds fitted tenon to form joint.

mullion: narrow bar that divides small windowpane glass or screen; vertical framing member that separates adjacent doors or windows.

muntin: wood member that separates glass panes in door or window.