AG KICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
V.aA GUILIGEN, OR HAND-MILL,
A sort of hand-mortar for separating the rice from its husks (1 and 2) ; it represents two truncated cones, made of bamboos woven together like a basket Each cone is separated near the middle by a" bamboo division, and the space at the side of the head is filled with well-beaten clay ; in this clay are inserted, to a considerable depth, several little boards of palm wood, as broad as the middle finger, one third of an inch in thickness, and four inches in length. They are so placed as almost to touch each other, and in rows, like a mill-stone which has been just picked. These two cones, when so ready, are placed one over the other by the top, and the upper one is turned by means of a wrench (3) on the lower one, and the rice passing between the two grinders is slightly brayed, and nothing is wanted but a few strokes of a pestle, for it to be completely skinned and to show its beautiful white colour.
This form of mortar is found in every Indian cabin, where it is daily in requisition for pounding the rice consumed by the occupants.
Luzon, the name of the principal island of the Philippines, is derived from, or rather is a corruption of, the word Luqon, signifying a "mortar."Luzon, the name of the principal island of the Philippines, is derived from, or rather is a corruption of, the word Luqon, signifying a "mortar."