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quern n : a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand

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Old English cweorn.


  • /kwɜ:n/


  1. A mill for grinding corn, especially a hand-mill made of two circular stones
    • 1978, She is shaking in ingredients from various small bottles and querns produced from the pockets of her robes, and from the drawer in the wooden table. — Robert Nye, Merlin

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Quern () is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
quern in German: Quern
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quern in Dutch: Quern
quern in Romanian: Quern
quern in Russian: Кверн
quern in Turkish: Quern
quern in Volapük: Quern
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