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Definition of the noun quern

What does quern mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: querns

  1. a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand

Alternative definition of the noun quern


  1. A mill for grinding corn, especially a hand-mill made of two circular stones


Quern is a former municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Since 1 March 2013, it is part of the municipality Steinbergkirche.

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Google previewBeautiful Corn (2012)

America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate by Anthony Boutard

The saddle quern is a refinement of the mortar and pestle. Developed in the Neolithic Age, the quern is a shallow stone trough of varying dimensions, typically two to three times longer than wide, used to hold a handful of grain. A muller — a ...

Google previewNahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah (2003)

An Exegetical Commentary by Richard D. Patterson

whereas the terminus ad quern is the date of the fall of Nineveh (612 B.C.), ...

Google previewHulled Wheats (1996)

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Hulled Wheats, 21-22 July 1995, Castelvecchio Pascoli, Tuscany, Italy by Stefano Padulosi, Karl Hammer, Joachim Heller

The saddle quern is a flat slab, often made of stone, which lies unmoving on the ground or in an emplacement, or may even be a hollowed area in a much bigger rock. The grinding action is done with a smaller hand stone rubbed back and ...

Google previewCentral European Democracy and Its Background (2013)

Economic and Political Group Organizations by Rudolf Schlesinger

The terminus ad quern is the Fascist conquest ofdemocracy, ...

Google previewThe Nineteenth Century in Two Parts (1994)

by David Baguley

whose terminus ad quern is the Trois Glorieuses of 1830, were apportioned among 6 scholars, each of whom edited and annotated a chronological segment of the period covered. A helpful chronology of salient events ...

Google previewDemosthenes (1941)

APPENDIX ISOCRATES' ORATION FOR THE PLATAEANS, AND THE SECOND CONFEDERACY The date of Isocrates' oration For the Plataeans cannot be determined exactly; its terminus post quern is the destruction of Plataea, an event ...

Google previewThe Athenian Ecclesia II (1989)

A Collection of Articles, 1983-1989 by Mogens Herman Hansen

On the other hand, the terminus ante quern is the Pythia (Aeschin. iii.254) to be celebrated in August 330.

Google previewFlavius Josephus on the Pharisees (1991)

A Composition-Critical Study by Steve Mason

The terminus ad quern is the death of Vespasian in AD 79, for Josephus would later claim (Life 359, ...

Google previewThe State of the Poor : Or, An History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Period (1797)

In which are Particularly Considered, Their Domestic Economy, with Respect to Diet, Dress, Fuel, and Habitation : and the Various Plans Which, from Time to Time, Have Been Proposed, and Adopted, for the Relief of the Poor : Together with Parochial Reports Relative to the Administration of Work-houses, and Houses of Industry : the State of Friendly Societies, and Other Public Institutions, in Several Agricultural, Commercial, and Manufacturing Districts : with a Large Appendix : Containing a Comparative and Chronological Table of the Prices of Labour, of Provisions, and of Other Comodities : an Account of the Poor in Scotland : and Many Original Documents on Subjects of National Importance by Sir Frederick Morton Eden

Striótly speaking, however, a quern is that species of hand-mill, which is composed of stones. We grind our coffee in a band-mill, but not in a quera. In * f FROM THE CONQUEST TO THE REFORMATION. 2: wicks', *\O - O F T H E PO O R,

Google previewAncient Egyptian Materials and Technology (2000)

by Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw

The saddle quern is a flat slab of stone with a more or less flat upper surface, but it can be an elongated basin shape. The upper surface is not perfectly smooth, but is kept somewhat roughened. Grain is milled by rubbing back and forth over ...

Google previewAn Encyclopædia of Gardening (1835)

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape Gardening; Including All the Latest Improvements; a General History of Gardening in All Countries; and a Statistical View of Its Present State; with Suggestions for Its Future Progress in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon

The Mo*to*> quern is an excellent variety, but is rather a slow grower ; the fruit is at>out the same size as the common Queen, but superior to it m flavour. . The m tick Jamaica Is an excellent fruit at ail seasons of the year, but particularly in the ...

Google previewDictionary of Artifacts (2008)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

quern: large ancient grinding stone for grain or corn. A rough but hard stone was necessary to avoid grit in the flour. Its earliest (Neolithic before 5600 bc) form was the saddle ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

quern. A, hand-mill; usually two circular stones, the upper one by hand. For grinding corn; also, pepper-quern, mustard- quern.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Time (2013)

by Samuel L. Macey

Two expressions used for the dating of archaeological deposits are Terminus ante quern (a Latin phrase meaning "time before which"), and Terminus post quern (meaning "time after which"). Terminus ante quern assumes that date- ...

Google previewCalmet's dictionary of the Holy Bible (1830)

with the Biblical fragments by Augustin Calmet, Charles Taylor

The Quern or Bra is made in some of the neighbouring counties, on the mainland , and costs about fourteen shillings. This method of grinding is very tedious ; for it employs two pair of hands four hours to grind only a single bushel of Corn.

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Scrabble value of Q10U1E1R1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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