- 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
1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) < Anglo-French ≪ Latin trūtina < Greek trȳtánē balance, scales
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Examples from the Web for trone
O'Connell says Trone reluctantly gave him his account of what transpired at the meeting before he died.
Trone only learned of this through Ismael, who after the meeting "sat by a stream beyond the garden and wept," O'Connell writes.
For answer, Ruth took up Mr. Trone and deposited him on her husband's knee.
Trone-men, s. Those who carry off the soot sweeped from chimneys; denominated from their station at the Trone, Edinburgh.An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language
Trone's basket had been established by Ruth under the pedestal which now held his own likeness.
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.
"Yes; I guess we shall get off next week," Chase answered, examining Trone's little paws.