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(Cookery) a variant of colander
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(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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And it was blim, blam, blim, six times an' twice over, with his two big horse-pistols, an' the house perforated like a cullender. Likewise there was a dead tom- cat.
She'd take a big cullender to strain her lard wi', and then wonder as the scratchin's run through.
It smacks of, "just stick that cullender on your head, son, and we'll tell the teacher you're a Dalek."
In the Ttyal of Witches at the Assizes, held before Sir Mathew Hale (1683), for example, the evidence given against Rose Cullender and Amy Duny, accused in 1664 of bewitching seven people including two children, stated that the victims of Rose and Amy's witchcraft, among other symptoms, suffered pains in their stomachs as if they had swallowed needles.
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.
Cullender et al., "Host remodeling of the gut microbiome and metabolic changes during pregnancy," Cell, vol.
Nevertheless, Hale sentenced Amy Duny and Rose Cullender to death for witchcraft, sorcery and "unnatural love."
(130) This blind test had legal precedent, being used by Sir Matthew Hale during the infamous trial of Rose Cullender and Amy Duny at Norwich Assizes in March 1662 to allay fears that the fits and convulsions of the youthful demoniac accusers were elaborate theatrics.
Vijay-Kumar M, Aitken JD, Carvelho FA, Cullender TC, Mwangi S, Srinivasan S, et al.
(7) On the other end of the century, the Cullender case (1800) reprises the Zenger strategy, privileging the jury as the last line of defense for liberty in the land.