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Synonyms for pestle

machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores

a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone

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a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar

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grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar

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They were thought to be pestles used to grind grain or nuts until archaeologist Duncan Caldwell recognized them as lithophones.
Everywhere I tried had mortars and pestles aplenty, but always in mortar-and-pestle hyphenated pairs.
However, 'pestle' without 'mortar' offered only 546,000 hits, indicating that less than one in 20 pestles came without a mortar.
On the other hand, pestles and mortars, like the one shown here, have remained quite popular.
Pestles and mortars have been made of many different materials over the centuries, such as stone, bronze, brass, glass, wood and even ivory.
Scholars have previously suspected that the spatial distribution of stone mortars and pestles and stemmed obsidian artefacts represent social connections across large areas of Oceania (e.
The pestles showcase a decorative motif representative of heirloom Indian quilts; the glazed mortars come in either saffron orange or cardamom green.
On various projects Newhall Land has undertaken over the years, the company has come across Indian farming tools, pestles and other items it has turned over for safekeeping, she said.
Glass mortar & pestles Magnifying glass with metal handle Filtering apparatus sietz filter and Millipore filter Desiccators large size / small size Vacuum Desiccators,
Civic leaders also hope the park will be allowed to display stone mortars, pestles and other objects excavated in the 1990s when Elizabeth Lake Road was rerouted, plus other American Indian artifacts found in the area.
WILLIAM BOUNDS has a new series of mortar and pestles, including the Grate Salsa Maker, a mortar and pestle made of porcelain with grooves that make it easier to mix together the garlic tomatoes, cilantro and other ingredients.
Metates, pestles, stone chips and other prehistoric artifacts were discovered in the area in the 1990s during work for the realignment of Lake Elizabeth Road, Valenzuela said.
At Chicago's Mas on Division Street, wooden pestles called muddlers are lined up along the bar for good reason: Orders for dozens of mojitos are challenging the margarita's supremacy as the most requested cocktail.
Concertgoers also can examine park artifacts, including arrowheads and sets of mortars and pestles used by local American Indians.