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a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
A mill for grinding corn, especially a hand-mill made of two circular stones
Origin: From quern, cwerne, from cweorn, from kwernuz, from gʷerǝun-. Cognate with quern, kweern, kurn, kværn, kvarn.
a mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and watermills
Quern is a former municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a handmill of stone for grinding corn, of primitive contrivance, and still used in remote parts of Ireland and Scotland.
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