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kern2 part of a metal type extending beyond the body or shank. XVII. perh. for *carn— F. carne corner, salient angle, Norman-Picard var. of OF. charne — L. cardō, cardin- hinge.

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kern1 light-armed Irish foot-soldier; peasant. XIV. — Ir. ceithern :- OIr. ceitern band of foot-soldiers.

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