quirn

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Etymology[edit]

Noun[edit]

quirn (plural quirns)

  1. A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which is turned by hand.

Quotations[edit]

  • "They made him at the querne grind." Chaucer.
  • "And grind it without quirn or mill." extracted from the Elfin Knight.

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