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pestlepes‧tle /ˈpesəl, ˈpestl/ noun [countable]  pestle.jpg DFUHCa short stick with a heavy round end, used for crushing things in a mortar (=a special bowl)
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pestleThe handle is squared and flattened at the end which could mean that it was used as a pestle for grinding.To keep the sound of pounding rice with a pestle to a minimum, Grandmother put a quilt under the mortar.It has been suggested that such small cups and a pebble were an ancient form of mortar and pestle for grinding what?Brayer a maker or seller of pestles.Some hours later, out she went again, flying in her mortar and rowing it with the pestle.
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