Definitions for "Quern"
Keywords:  grind, mill, rotary, cereal, saddle
A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and watermills.
Stones used for the grinding of cereals to make flour. Saddle Quern - One large stone with the grain on it, and one smaller stone moved around on the top to crush the grain against the lower stone. Rotary Quern - Two circular stones fitted together one on top of the other. The top stone is turned around a spindle set in the lower stone. Grain is fed through the stones in a continuous process
a primitive stone mill for grinding corn by hand