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[trohn] /troʊn/
noun, Scot. and North England.
a large pair of scales, a spring balance, or other weighing device located in a town or marketplace to weigh goods and merchandise.
Origin of trone
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English (Scots) < Anglo-FrenchLatin trūtina < Greek trȳtánē balance, scales Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For answer, Ruth took up Mr. trone and deposited him on her husband's knee.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • trone-men, s. Those who carry off the soot sweeped from chimneys; denominated from their station at the trone, Edinburgh.

  • trone's basket had been established by Ruth under the pedestal which now held his own likeness.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • But Rinda was never in a hurry to perform any of her duties, and the wooden tub devoted to Mr. trone still stood in its place.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • "Yes; I guess we shall get off next week," Chase answered, examining trone's little paws.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • "Here—you'd better put your monkey in the phaeton," he went on, passing over Mr. trone.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • And he seide that sat in the trone, lo I make alle thingis newe.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
  • The sight of the destroyer dipping her ensign caused both officers to turn their heads and look at the "trone."

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman

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