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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quern  \Quern\,  n.  [AS.  cweorn  cwyrn  akin  to  D.  kweern  OHG. 
  quirn,  Icel.  kvern,  Sw  qvarn  Dan.  qu[ae]rn,  Goth.  qairnus 
  (in  asiluqa['i]rnus),  Lith.  q[`i]rnos,  and  perh.  E.  corn.] 
  A  mill  for  grinding  grain,  the  upper  stone  of  which  was 
  turned  by  hand;  --  used  before  the  invention  of  windmills  and 
  watermills.  --Shak. 
  They  made  him  at  the  querne  grind.  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  primitive  stone  mill  for  grinding  corn  by  hand 

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