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quirn (plural quirns)
- A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which is turned by hand.
- "They made him at the querne grind." Chaucer.
- "And grind it without quirn or mill." extracted from the Elfin Knight.
- http://www.hydroponicsearch.com/spelling/simplesearch/query_term-quern/database-gcide/strategy-exact (Saturday September 1, 2007)
- http://www.springthyme.co.uk/ballads/balladtexts/02_ElfinKnight.html (Saturday September 1, 2007)