• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Dearn Same as Darn.
    • a Dearn Secret; lonely; solitary; dreadful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dearn Same as dern.
    • n dearn In architecture, a door-post or threshold. Also spelled dern.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dearn . See Dern, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. derne, dyrne, dierne, hidden, secret. Cf. Derne


In literature:

Another Yorkshire clerk flourished in the thirties at Bolton-on-Dearne named Thomas Rollin, commonly called Tommy.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield