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A primitive hand mill for grinding corn. (1).BEEHIVE QUERN. Consisting of male and female coned stones the cones forming the grinding surfaces. The upper (female) stone incorporates a small hopper for the grain. (Early form of quern, name derives from its shape (2).ROTARY QUERN, A pair of small millstones turned by hand using a handle. Introduced c400 BC (3).SADDLE QUERN. Primitive hand quern employing reciprocating motion.

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Term Language Region
Beehive Quern English
Hand Mill English
Rotary Quern English
Saddle Quern English