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Word: pestle

Definition: tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar


Sentences Containing 'pestle'

And how all things particular in respect of these are for their substance, as one of the least seeds that is: and for their duration, as the turning of the pestle in the mortar once about.
In Portuguese the word "Pilar" means “to pestle.” The local stone was also used for tanning leather of hunted animals.
Lingga resembles an "alu" rice pestle and Yoni resembles a "lesung" rice mortar, two important traditional Indonesian tools.
The first folio included "The Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray's Inn" (1613), and the second "The Knight of the Burning Pestle" (1607), widely considered Beaumont's solo works.

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