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quern

 (kwûrn)
n.
A primitive hand-turned grain mill.

[Middle English querne, from Old English cweorn; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

quern

(kwɜːn)
n
(Agriculture) a stone hand mill for grinding corn
[Old English cweorn; related to Old Frisian quern, Old High German kurn, Old Norse kverna, Gothic quairnus millstone]

quern


(kwûrn),
n.
a primitive, hand-operated mill for grinding grain.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English cweorn; akin to Old Norse kvern hand-mill]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quern - a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by handquern - a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
milling machinery, grinder, mill - machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
Translations
handmolen

quern

[kwɜːn] Nmolinillo m de mano

quern

nHand- or Drehmühle f; (Archeol) → Mahlstein m
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There's also a static collection of milling and farming equipment on display throughout the mill, but it is the hand-operated querns which prove a major attraction for children as they try to rival the mill's flour output.
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