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(Cookery) a variant of colander


(ˈkʌl ən dər, ˈkɒl-)

a usu. metal container with a perforated bottom and sides, for draining and straining foods.
[1400–50; late Middle English colyndore, perhaps « Latin cōlā(re) to strain]
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Noun1.cullender - bowl-shaped strainercullender - bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods
strainer - a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through
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She'd take a big cullender to strain her lard wi', and then wonder as the scratchin's run through.
And it was blim, blam, blim, six times an' twice over, with his two big horse-pistols, an' the house perforated like a cullender.
It includes kitchen and parlour, generally; but I believe at Wuthering Heights the kitchen is forced to retreat altogether into another quarter: at least I distinguished a chatter of tongues, and a clatter of culinary utensils, deep within; and I observed no signs of roasting, boiling, or baking, about the huge fireplace; nor any glitter of copper saucepans and tin cullenders on the walls.
In 1662 Rose Cullender and Amy Denny were charged with bewitching two girls whose fits left their fists clenched so tightly no one could pry them open - except when they were touched by the two old ladies.
Vijay-Kumar M, Aitken JD, Carvelho FA, Cullender TC, Mwangi S, Srinivasan S, et al.
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