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kern


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kern  \Kern\,  n.  [Ir.  ceatharnach.Cf.  {Cateran}.  ] 
  1.  A  light-armed  foot  soldier  of  the  ancient  militia  of 
  Ireland  and  Scotland;  --  distinguished  from  gallowglass, 
  and  often  used  as  a  term  of  contempt.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Now  for  our  Irish  wars;  We  must  supplant  those 
  rough,  rug-headed  kerns.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Any  kind  of  boor  or  low-lived  person.  [Obs.]  --Blount. 
 
  3.  (O.  Eng.  Law)  An  idler;  a  vagabond.  --Wharton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kern  \Kern\,  n.  (Type  Founding) 
  A  part  of  the  face  of  a  type  which  projects  beyond  the  body, 
  or  shank. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kern  \Kern\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Kerned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Kerning}.  ]  (Type  Founding) 
  To  form  with  a  kern.  See  2d  {Kern}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kern  \Kern\,  n.  [AS.  cweorn  cwyrn  See  {Quern}.  ] 
  A  hand  mill.  See  {Quern}.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kern  \Kern\,  n.  [See  {Churn}.  ] 
  A  churn.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kern  \Kern\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  G.  kern  kernel,  grain;  akin  to  E.  corn. 
  See  {Corn},  {Kernel}.  ] 
  1.  To  harden,  as  corn  in  ripening.  [Obs.]  --Carew. 
 
  2.  To  take  the  form  of  kernels;  to  granulate.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  is  observed  that  rain  makes  the  salt  kern. 
  --Dampier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kern  \Kern\,  n.  [Written  also  {kirn}.]  [Cf.  D.  &  G.  kern  kernal, 
  E.  kern  to  harden,  kernel.]  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.  &  Scot.] 
  1.  Kernel;  corn;  grain. 
 
  2.  The  last  handful  or  sheaf  reaped  at  the  harvest. 
 
  3.  The  harvest-home. 




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