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an electrical appliance used for rapid mixing of soft drinks; beating eggs; kneading dough, pastry, and batter; and preparation of cocktails, creams, and purées. In addition, it may be equipped with devices for grinding coffee, nuts, and chocolate. A blender consists of a plastic body with an enclosed electric commutator motor and a polyethylene or glass vessel with a cover. Food products are ground by platelike blades that are bent in various planes and are attached to the shaft of the electric motor. Blenders operate on house current; some are powered by ordinary flashlight batteries.

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A soft round-tipped paintbrush used for blending colors and smoothing out brush marks left by coarser brushes.
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