mor·​sing | \ ˈmȯrsiŋ \
plural -s

Definition of morsing

archaic Scottish

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History and Etymology for 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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“Morsing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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