from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of kern.
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Now ef Ginnerl Taylor had a fout 'um far, and had a licked' um up like a cow a-lickin 'salt, I wouldn't a kearn; but the way he done it he can't git my vote.
Ir. Bu - aidh, t kearn, kod, F. kofgar f kov f briathar, ata.
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