from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village of central Scotland northeast of Perth. The old part of the village was the coronation site of Scottish kings until 1651. The Stone of Scone, or Stone of Destiny, which served as a throne during the coronation rites, was taken to England by Edward I in 1296 and kept in Westminster Abbey beneath the chair used during the crowning of British monarchs. The Stone of Scone was returned to Scotland in November 1996.

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  • proper n. A village north of Perth in Scotland; the coronation site of Scottish kings until 1651


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  • Ah, the Stone of Scone is actually a big hunk of rock that used to be kept in the town of Scone (hence the name); would-be kings of Scotland would come to sit on it and be crowned.

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  • Scone is a Scottish word derived from the Dutch schoonbrot, which in turn comes from the German schönbrot.

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  • The wreck of other great abbeys, such as Scone and Lindores, followed; the Congregation seized Stirling and marched to Edinburgh, the regent meanwhile retreating to Dunbar.

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  • Thus auspiciously he launched the king from whose line came Kenneth MacAlpine crowned at Scone the first Irish king of all Scotland.

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  • I bought a Raspberry Apricot Thumbprint Scone and ordered another Frappuccino, constantly checking my cell for messages.


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  • So put the kettle on, open the tea caddy, warm the pot and break out your favourite tea dainties (I'll give you my savoury Dill Scone recipe) and make a stand against the insanity!!

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  • Remember when Jim "the Scone" Francesconi ran for mayor?

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