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.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   3. The harvest-home.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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