quernstone


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quernstone

(ˈkwɜːnˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Agriculture) another name for millstone1
2. (Agriculture) one of the two small circular stones used in a quern
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It is symptomatic that, when his verse does encounter this sort of linguistic fracturing, in `Beldberg' (North), there is a self-conscious impoverishment of the lyric voice, an emptying through the eye of a quernstone, which seems a function of despair at the grinding away of belonging in the mills of endless regress.
Our Lady of Cornstalks Our Lady of the Flail Our Lady of Winnowing Our Lady of Quernstones Our Lady of the Oven Blue Tabernacle Our Lady of the Five Loaves Take the ploughmen home from the ale-house sober.
And a dozen or so quernstones - for grinding barley - indicate it may have served as both a drinking den and a bakery.
su sev e - m And a dozen or so quernstones - for grinding barley - indicate it may have served as both a drinking den and a bakery.
This volume offers a full report of the excavation, with specialist reports on stone, pottery, briquetage, quernstones, glass, and other finds and remains, discussion of all levels of the site through the Romano-British activity of the 1st-2nd centuries, and concluding discussion of the overall site, its development, buildings, use, and possible social and ritual activity.
For example, two decorated miniature quernstones were found in Viking Age contexts at Lagore Crannog (Westmeath, Ireland) and were originally designated as ritual objects because their size eliminated them from being functional; it was only with later interpretation that the possibility of these objects being for children was considered (McAlister, pers.