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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

BIRN, n.4 (See quot.)Sc. 1825 Jam.2:
Birn. The matrix, or rather the labia pudenda of a cow.

[Reduced form of Eng. dial. †bearing, id.]

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