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spatula

 [spach´u-lah]
a wide, flat, blunt, usually flexible instrument of little thickness, used for spreading material on a smooth surface or mixing.

spat·u·la

(spach'ŭ-lă),
A flat blade, like a knife blade but without a sharp edge, used in pharmacy for spreading plasters and ointments and as an aid to mixing ingredients with a mortar and pestle.
[L. dim. of spatha, a broad, flat wooden instrument, fr. G. spathē]

spatula

/spat·u·la/ (spach´u-lah) [L.]
1. a wide, flat, blunt, usually flexible instrument of little thickness, used for spreading material on a smooth surface.
2. a spatulate structure.

spatula

(spăch′ə-lə)
n.
Chiefly British A tongue depressor.

spat′u·lar adj.

spatula

[spach′ə·lə]
Etymology: L
1 a flat, blunt, usually flexible instrument used for spreading plasters and for mixing ointments, cements, impression materials, and masses.
2 a structure having a flat, blunt end.

spat·u·la

(spach'yū-lă)
A flat blade, like that of a knife but without a sharp edge, used in pharmacy for spreading plasters and ointments and to aid in mixing ingredients with a mortar and pestle.
[L. dim. of spatha, a broad, flat wooden instrument, fr. G. spathē]

spatula

A small broad, flat, blunt instrument of wood or plastic used to press down the tongue while examining the throat or to scrape the lining of the CERVIX of the womb in a PAP SMEAR test.

spat·u·la

(spach'yū-lă)
A flat blade, like a knife blade but without a sharp edge, used in pharmacy for spreading plasters and ointments and as an aid in mixing ingredients with a mortar and pestle.
[L. dim. of spatha, a broad, flat wooden instrument, fr. G. spathē]

spatula (spach´ələ),

n a flat-bladed instrument without sharp edges used for mixing certain dental materials (e.g., cement, plaster of paris, impression pastes).

spatula

a wide, flat, blunt, usually flexible instrument of little thickness, used for spreading material on a smooth surface or mixing.

obstetric spatula
Keller's spatula is a long-handled, 3 ft, rod with a blunt spatulate tip, introduced into the uterus and manipulated from outside the cow or mare. Used to remove the skin of the fetus by blunt dissection. De Bruin's spatula is similar and used for a similar purpose but is short-handled and is manipulated from inside the uterus.
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Haltwhistle-based Tim Foxall runs a handmade fun-wooden spatula company
INGREDIENTS * 1 3/4 cups sugar * 11/2 cups packed dark brown sugar * 3 cups evaporated milk * 1 1/3 cups heavy cream * 2 tsp salt * 3/4 plus 2 tbsp light corn syrup * 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp dark corn syrup * 7 tbsp unsalted butter * 1/4 cup Trablit coffee extract (available on Amazon) * cooking spray * Makes 120 1-inch pieces EQUIPMENT * 13" x 18" rimmed baking sheet, greased * candy thermometer * heatproof spatula * cutting board lined with parchment or wax paper * wax twisting papers (available at Michaels) HOW TO MAKE IT 1.
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Shuttle commander Steve Lindsey filmed the spatula as it floated over Discovery and into space.
Also necessary, says Cheryl, are a pair of strong spring-loaded tongs or kitchen tongs (barbecue tongs are too clumsy and large) along with a sturdy spatula.
When the tray is loaded, again press the tip of the spatula through the material to remove air bubbles, and smooth the surface with room temperature water.
But instead of using a spatula to scrape away cells on the cervix the new test involves using a brush-like device.
Dr Neil Haine, CellPath's Midlands and Wales territory manager, said the company is supplying enough Aylesbury spatulas and other products to undertake 3,000 samples and hoped the donations would play a part in saving women's lives.
With a heat-resistant flexible spatula, or a wide metal one, push cooked eggs from pan bottom and sides, letting liquid mixture flow against hot pan; for creamiest texture, don't stir.
The designer uses a range of woods and traditional tools to saw the spatulas before they are sanded and oiled.
According to Finn Schjorring, president of Le Creuset, "Silicon is an inert material -- it won't burn, melt or deteriorate the way plastic or rubber spatulas do.
Tongs and spatulas flew in a heated competition that pitted 11 of America's top grillers against each other at the national Battle of the PAM-azing Grillers final grill-off in New York City, sponsored by PAM for Grilling(R).