Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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†CURN, CURNE, n.4 and v.
1. n. “A hand-mill” (Fif. 1825 Jam.2).
2. v. “To grind” (Ib.).[Variant of Eng. quern, a hand-mill. Cf. P.L.D. §§ 56, 76.1.]
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