[n] - a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
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Stones used for the grinding of cereals to make flour. Saddle Quern - One large stone with the grain on it, and one smaller stone moved around on the top to crush the grain against the lower stone. Rotary Quern - Two circular stones fitted together one on top of the other. The top stone is turned ar...
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Stone hand-mill for grinding corn, in use before the invention of the water mill and windmill. Grain introduced between two large flat stones is ground by movement of the upper stone. The...
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Quern noun [ Anglo-Saxon cweorn , cwyrn ; akin to Dutch kweern , Old High German quirn , Icelandic kvern , Swedish qvarn , Danish quærn , Goth. qairnus (in asiluqaírnus ), Lithuanian
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noun a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand
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• (n.) A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and watermills.
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ancient device for grinding grain. The saddle quern, consisting simply of a flat stone bed and a rounded stone to be operated manually against it, ... [3 related articles]
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Quern (Kværn) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ...
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A quern is a hand-mill for grinding corn. The simplest kind consists of a large stone with a cavity in the upper surface to contain the corn which is then pounded, rather than ground, by a smaller stone. The more usual form consists of two circular flat stones, the upper one pierced in the centre, a...
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1) Grinder 2) Mill
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