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- 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.