noun mor·sing \ˈmȯrsiŋ\

Definition of morsing



archaic Scottish

  1. :  priming

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Origin and Etymology of morsing

from gerund of obsolete Scots mors to grease, prime (a firearm), modification of Middle French amorcer, amorsser to prime (a firearm), bait, from amorce, amorse bait, from Old French, from amorse, feminine of amors, past participle of amordre to bite, from Latin admordēre, from ad- + mordēre to bite

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a trip made at another's expense

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