So if you have high-quality saffron, you should feel free to grind it yourself with a mortar and pestle.
All are thrown into a wooden bowl and beaten with a pestle into a colorful plate of food.
Put the spices into a pestle and mortar and pound them up with a pinch of salt.
The women pound it into meal or flour with a pestle nearly five feet long, the ordinary mortar containing about two gallons.
He let the pestle fall from his hand and jumped as if he had been stuck with a pin.
On the thirteenth day she bathes in a tank, and, on entering the house, steps over a pestle and a cake.
But at this moment the doctor's pestle was heard in the silence, with its continued rhythm.
pestle formed by rounding the corners of a small basaltic column.
It may be, as it is elsewhere, the pestle and mortar system.
There was also a very large Indian mortar and pestle, heavy enough to need the services of Page 239four men to work it.
mid-14c. (as a surname late 13c.), from Old French pestel, from Latin pistillum "pounder, pestle," related to pinsere "to pound," from PIE *pis-to-, suffixed form of root *peis- "to crush" (cf. Sanskrit pinasti "pounds, crushes," pistah "anything ground, meal," Greek ptissein "to winnow," Old Church Slavonic pišo, pichati "to push, thrust, strike," pišenica "wheat," Russian pseno "millet").
pestle pes·tle (pěs'əl, pěs'təl)
A club-shaped, hand-held tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.