Meaning of 臼

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Pinyin: jiù
English Definition: mortar
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical: ; Structure: 臼 + *
Pictographic: A mortar used to grind out powders
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Example Words
臼齿 jiù chǐ molar tooth
窠臼 jiù stereotypical pattern; rut
脱臼 tuō jiù dislocation (of a joint)
不落窠臼 luò jiù not follow the beaten track; have an original style
前臼齿 qián jiù chǐ premolar tooth (immediately behind canine teeth in some mammals)
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Example Sentences
Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.
Really? I admire the author, Yoshito Usui very much. I do not believe he would choose that way to die.
The noise of the hinge rang in his ears with something of the piercing and formidable sound of the trump of the Day of Judgment.
The body was identified by dental records and family members the next day as being that of Usui.
He breaketh in pieces the strong and the weak as men break corn in a mortar.