Trone weight
Trone Trone, Trones Trones, n. [LL. trona, fr. L. trutina a balance; cf. Gr. ?.] 1. A steelyard. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. A form of weighing machine for heavy wares, consisting of two horizontal bars crossing each other, beaked at the extremities, and supported by a wooden pillar. It is now mostly disused. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

{Trone stone}, a weight equivalent to nineteen and a half pounds. [Scot.]

{Trone weight}, a weight formerly used in Scotland, in which a pound varied from 21 to 28 ounces avoirdupois. [1913 Webster]


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