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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
handmolen

quern

[kwɜːn] Nmolinillo m de mano
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quern

nHand- or Drehmühle f; (Archeol) → Mahlstein m
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References in periodicals archive ?
|| The Company boss Charles Hanson says: "These heavyweight, hand-carved rotary querns were used to grind grain to make flour for bread.
So-called processing stones include hammers, anvils, and querns, many of which at Bat are dated stratigraphically.
Neil Querns Anderson, 43, of Bothwell, appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Monday and charged with murder and making criminal threats.
The planting and the disposition of a wide variety of stone objects (querns, statues, sundials, crosses) have created an unusual Japanese-Scottish garden.
The phantom women stand spinning and weaving yarn at upright, wooden-framed looms and grind golden grain with circular stone querns.
Leica Querns wrote: "The people who buy them are as bad as the breeders."
Although material culture clearly connected with domestic or residential activities--such as stone querns, loom weights, ceramic vessels and lithic artefacts as well imprinted lumps of mud perhaps resulting from hut architecture--is often found inside these pits, in light of their morphology very few of them could be described as dwellings.
.Stuart Stratford conducts a stylish performance, with superb contributions from woodwind and John Querns' fortepiano continuo.
Gritstone was quarried in the Iron Age to make hand-powered stones to grind grain ('querns').