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churn:

see butterbutter,
dairy product obtained by churning the fat from milk until it solidifies. In most areas the milk of cows is the basis, but elsewhere that of goats, sheep, and mares has been used. Butter was known by 2000 B.C.
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Churn

The frequency with which a building’s occupants are moved, either internally or externally, including those who move but stay within an organization and those who leave a company and are replaced.

churn rate

(1) The percentage of customers who cancel their subscription service. The term often refers to cellphone contracts.

(2) The percentage of employees who leave the company during a certain time period. See churning.
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These churns enable liquid ingredients to be prepared in a high risk area, then sealed and transferred securely to the point where they are added to the main process.
Llangollen Railway workers loading milk churns onto the trains at Berwyn Picture: George Jones/Llangollen Railway
During the late 1920s, many folks gave up on farming and moved to town in the wake of the Agricultural Depression that persisted through the "Roaring Twenties," and there was a sharp drop in the demand for churns. Then came the Great Depression, and like a lot of other firms, Dazey struggled.
They do work okay but take a long time to churn down the mix and they don't always freeze the mix down fully before defrosting, so you have to put the mix into the freezer half-churned to finish freezing and it will go hard forming lots of ice crystals and the ice cream/sorbet will not be smooth.
Of the sweet cream butter I'd made earlier in the day, my Italian visitor said, 'It tasted heavenly." Sweet cream butter is churned from cream that has not been acidified by the conversion of milk sugar (lactose) into lactic acid by lactobacillus bacteria.
One such phrase is "churn," which in newsroom parlance refers to the turnover in editorial personnel.
Chrysler plants in Mexico churn out Ram Chargers and also minivans--the same minivans that are leading sales growth in the United States.
The Tufts and Genzyme researchers say they have since refined their gene-splicing technique, producing a female goat that churns out 3 milligrams of TPA per milliliter - 10 times the concentration secreted by the first female.