Mudcat Café message #1397042 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77921   Message #1397042
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
02-Feb-05 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: How Many Spatulas Do YOU Own???
Subject: RE: BS: How Many Spatulas Do YOU Own???
Just to be perfectly clear about what we're discussing here:
Spa.tu.la


Definitions of Spatula on the Web:

A small implement with a broad, flat, flexible blade that is used to mix plasters, elastomers and similar substances. Artists' spatulas are usually finer and more flexible, while cement spatulas are stouter and stiffer.
www.duke.edu/~mtb3/castingmanual/appendix_a.html

(plural: spatulae) Ground and polished fingers of soft stone (often slate) about five inches long and of uncertain use from the Bronze Age
www.halifax-today.co.uk/specialfeatures/triviatrail/a22_s.html

implement with flat surface, used to lay strands of hair on for colour application.
www.kamalsalon.com/sglossary.htm

a turner with a narrow flexible blade
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn

a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn