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pestle

 [pes´'l]
an instrument with a rounded end, used in a mortar to reduce a solid to a powder or produce a homogeneous mixture of solids.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl),
An instrument in the shape of a rod with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for bruising, breaking, grinding, and mixing substances in a mortar.
[L. pistillum, fr. pinso, or piso, to pound]

pestle

/pes·tle/ (pes´'l) an implement for pounding drugs in a mortar.

pestle

(pĕs′əl, pĕs′təl)
n.
A club-shaped, handheld tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.
v.tr.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl)
An instrument in the shape of a rod with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for bruising, breaking, grinding, and mixing substances in a mortar.
[L. pistillum, fr. pinso, or piso, to pound]

pestle

A club-shaped tool, used in a mortar, for grinding or mashing material.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl)
Rodlike instrument with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar.
[L. pistillum, fr. pinso, or piso, to pound]

pestle

an instrument with a rounded end, used in a mortar to reduce a solid to a powder or produce a homogeneous mixture of solids.
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The gods thought of raising the skyworld high enough to be out of reach of the pestles, the din of the pounding and the merrymaking.
So far, though, as I said, I have not been able to find one of those elusive, one-in-twenty mortarless pestles.
It is in the nature of ectopic pestles to return eventually to the right place.
Pestles and mortars have been made of many different materials over the centuries, such as stone, bronze, brass, glass, wood and even ivory.
Pestles and mortars will cost you more, antique brass examples generally retailing at around pounds 30-pounds 50.
New approaches have also been applied to stone mortars and pestles (Figure 3).
Stemmed tools, mortars and pestles are excellent choices for monitoring social interaction during the mid-Holocene because stylistic similarities shared between widely spaced regions are unlikely to have arisen from independent invention.
The introductory collection includes mortar and pestle sets, ceramic knives and trivets, and will expand in the fall to include porcelain platters and dinnerware, coffee and tea service, spice grinders, and larger-sized mortar and pestle sets.
Before there were high-end spice mills that featured ceramic mechanisms that crush ingredients rather than grinding them, there was the mortar and pestle.
Many say that marble mortar & pestles are the best, albeit the most expensive, because they are hard, nonporous, and fairly smooth.
Ceramic mortar & pestles have basically the same properties as marble ones, but since they lack the same weight also lack comparable performance.
Press limes, using a muddler or pestle, to release juice and oils in skin.