kerne

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kerne (plural kernes)

  1. Alternative spelling of kern.
    • 1902, William MacLeod Raine, A Daughter of Raasay[1]:
      Donald no sooner beheld his kinswoman than he dropped on his knee and with the wildest demonstrations of joy kissed the hand of the ragged kerne who supported her.
    • 1870, James Godkin, The Land-War In Ireland (1870)[2]:
      April 11: The army advances again to Armagh, where it waits for galloglasse and kerne from the Pale.