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trone

[trohn] /troʊn/
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.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (Scots) < Anglo-FrenchLatin trūtina < Greek trȳtánē balance, scales
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  • trone pint of squid was used as bait and set in a smaller aps were pulled after soaking for about one hour.

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