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- n. A spatula.
- n. A tool or implement for mottling pottery with colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Spawl; spittle.
- n. A spatula.
- n. A tool or implement for mottling a molded article with coloring matter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spittle.
- n. A flat blade for stirring, mixing, or molding plastic powdered or liquid substances; a spatula.
- n. Specifically, in pot-tery, a tool for mottling a molded article with coloring matter.
- In ceramics, to sprinkle or mottle with colored glaze.
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Butter and sugar cannot be stirred together conveniently without a spaddle or spattle, which is a round stick flattened at one end; and a deep earthen pan with sides nearly straight.
Secondely, he mingleth earthe and his spattle toguether, and smereth the eyes, eares, and nosethrilles of the childe.
Wipe the cover and edges of the pot, pour in the preparation, and close the lid; a quarter of an hour after, begin turning the freezing-pan from right to left, and when the mixture begins to be firm round the sides of the pot, stir it about with the slice or spattle, that the preparation may be equally congealed.
_spattle_, another the _naigs_, another the _naig-graith_, and so on; until one gives the _soam_, which was the article he most wanted, and was the thing secretly told to one, and is the thing that throws the giver in a _wadd_, out of which he is relieved in the following manner: --