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Quern-Biter

The sword of Haco I. of Norway. (See Sword.)

Quern-biter of Hacon the Good,
Wherewith at a stroke he hewed
The millstone through and through

Longfellow.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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