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 for Kern
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kern \Kern\ (k[~e]rn), n. [Ir. ceatharnach.Cf. Cateran. ]
     1. A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of
        Ireland and Scotland; -- distinguished from gallowglass,
        and often used as a term of contempt. --Macaulay.
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              Now for our Irish wars;
              We must supplant those rough, rug-headed kerns.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Any kind of boor or low-lived person. [Obs.] --Blount.
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     3. (O. Eng. Law) An idler; a vagabond. --Wharton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kern \Kern\, n. (Type Founding)
     A part of the face of a type which projects beyond the body,
     or shank, such as in certain italic letters.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kern \Kern\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kerned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Kerning. ] (Type Founding)
     To form with a kern. See 2d Kern.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kern \Kern\, n. [See Churn. ]
     A churn. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kern \Kern\, n. [AS. cweorn, cwyrn. See Quern. ]
     A hand mill. See Quern. --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kern \Kern\, v. i. [Cf. G. kern kernel, grain; akin to E. corn.
     See Corn, Kernel. ]
     1. To harden, as corn in ripening. [Obs.] --Carew.
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     2. To take the form of kernels; to granulate. [Obs.]
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              It is observed that rain makes the salt kern.
                                                    --Dampier.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kern \Kern\, n. [Written also kirn.] [Cf. D. & G. kern kernal,
     E. kern to harden, kernel.] [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
     1. Kernel; corn; grain.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. The last handful or sheaf reaped at the harvest.
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     3. The harvest-home.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Kern
      n 1: United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
           [syn: Kern, Jerome Kern, Jerome David Kern]
      2: the part of a metal typeface that projects beyond its body
      v 1: furnish with a kern [ant: kern]
      2: remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters) [ant:
         kern]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  kerning
  kern
  
      In typography, the process of adjusting the spacing
     between certain pairs of characters to improve the appearance of
     the text.  Roughly speaking, this can be thought of as equalising
     the area of space between adjacent characters.  Each character
     of a proportional font has a width that includes some space on
     either side so that adjacent letters don't touch.  Some pairs of
     characters such as A and V, look better if the spaces overlap
     slightly, bringing the characters closer together (but still not
     touching).  In most cases, kerning reduces the spacing ("negative
     kerning") but some pairs like "r" and "y" look better with extra
     space ("positive kerning").
  
     See also tracking, leading.
  
     (2014-01-14)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Kern -- U.S. County in California
     Population (2000):    661645
     Housing Units (2000): 231564
     Land area (2000):     8140.964496 sq. miles (21085.000353 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    20.456042 sq. miles (52.980904 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    8161.420538 sq. miles (21137.981257 sq. km)
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             35.296023 N, 118.683344 W
     Headwords:
      Kern
      Kern, CA
      Kern County
      Kern County, CA
  

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