from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of dern.
  • adj. Alternative form of dern.
  • v. Alternative form of dern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Secret; lonely; solitary; dreadful.
  • transitive v. Same as darn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as dern.
  • n. In architecture, a door-post or threshold. Also spelled dern.


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  • Linnen quickly, that it may not be thrown up and down and be mildewed and spoil'd, and so be fit for nothing but the wash again; and forget not to dearn or mend it every week that it may not run to tatters before it be half-worn; and do not suffer any Servant to be idle.

    The Gentlewoman's Companion: or,%0AA Guide to the Female Sex


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