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Encyclopaedia of the North East

M - Mortal to Moss

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mortal
1
 adj Liable to death, causing death 
2 adj Very drunk or intoxicated 

Death comes to everyone. The people in the North East have their own traditions and preoccupations associated with death. From the earliest times they have raised monuments to their ancestors and to perpetuate the memory of contemporaries. 

moss
1
 Boggy ground, moorland la14- 
2 A peat bog. 

Many objects have been preserved through having been lost or buried in peat bogs or water. 

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