Mortars and pestles were thrown behind the lodges, discarded.
They ground the first grain into flour with mortars and pestles of stone.
The pestles are of the same material, and their form is shown in fig. 3.
Brittle substances are reduced to powder by means of pestles and mortars.
Like millstones do they work, and like pestles: throw only seed-corn unto them!
Rice-mortars, pestles, and similar objects are found beneath the dwellings.
One or more women or girls grasp the pestles in the middle with one hand.
The pestles are tossed from one hand to the other to afford an instant's rest.
As a rule two or three women each use their pestles at one mortar, which is cut out of the trunk of a tree.
I have seen as many as six girls use their pestles in quick succession at one mortar.