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trone

[trohn]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. a large pair of scales, a spring balance, or other weighing device located in a town or marketplace to weigh goods and merchandise.
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Origin of trone

1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) < Anglo-FrenchLatin trūtina < Greek trȳtánē balance, scales
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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