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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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"This Terracotta grinder will make grinding of wasted pottery items faster than the traditional mortar and pestle. It will lessen the cost of production, and will also help in solving the problem of shortage of clays," Kumar added.
Caption: Above: Nambe's Gourmet mortar and pestle
Gibson's colorful Delicioso line of tabletop and kitchenware - including lime squeezers, comals, calderos, tamale steamers, a mortar and pestle, agua fresca jug, plus mojito and margarita glasses - will be showcased on Univision's "Delicioso" television segments, which feature cooking demonstrations and recipes by celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Ingrid Hoffmann.
CAN you please track down a small clear glass mortar and pestle? My son is keen on cookery and has asked for one for Christmas an I'm having difficulty finding one.
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The piece of artwork, designed by artists Denis O'Connor and Bernie Rutter, consists of a large stainless steel chair and a series of smaller artefacts including a film reel and a mortar and pestle.
Using a mortar and pestle or the end of a rolling pin, crush the seeds to form a coarse powder.
The mortar and pestle style zones are the product of social interaction among groups who used the same design concepts, probably as a consequence of sharing and exchanging valuables, ceremonies, dances, songs, etc.
Generally considered to have originally come from Genoa, northern Italy, Pesto alla Genovese is a thick sauce comprising basil, salt and garlic, crushed together in a mortar and pestle before the addition of crushed pine nuts, Italian hard cheese (such as Parmesan) and olive oil.
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.
From how to peal a kiwi with a spoon to freshening a garbage disposal and using the mortar and pestle, 834 KITCHEN QUICK TIPS is a reference no aspiring cook will want to miss!
The scraper feeds the material into the area between the mortar and pestle. This forced feed ensures that the whole of the sample is continuously subjected to the grinding and trituration process and is also mixed.
These nematodes were surface sterilized, crushed individually in 100 [micro]L Luria broth with a motorized mortar and pestle, and plated on Luria broth and NBTA agar (nutrient agar supplemented with bromothymol blue and triphenyltetrazolium chloride).
Jerry Jensen's biology students at Luverne (Minn.) Independent School District participate in "Ethanol Week," where they grind corn with a mortar and pestle and track the enzymatic changes that eventually convert the corn into alcohol.
They begin by tracing how stones driven by muscle power advanced from the simple mortar and pestle to the saddlestone and complex rotary quern.