1768: A Dictionary of the English Language, by S. Johnson
1780: A General Dictionary of the English Language, by T. Sheridan
1836: Johnson’s Dictionary, S. Johnson, â€ŽH.J. Todd, â€ŽJ. Walker
“So, thanks to all at once and to each one,
Whom we invite to see us crowned at Scone.”
–W. Shakespeare, Macbeth, ~1606
SCONE, or SCOON, a royal palace and town of Scotland, in the county of Perth. It is the place where the kings of Scotland were usually crowned, and is 40 miles No of Edinburgh.
–J. Barclay, A Complete and Universal English Dictionary, 1792
–F.H. Vizetelly, A Desk-book of Twenty-five Thousand Words Frequently Mispronounced, 1917*
Harold [Edward Monro] looked at me sadly. “We pronunce [sic] it ‘skun,’ ” he said.
–L. Untermeyer, From Another World: The Autobiography of Louis Untermeyer, 1939
scone (skon) n. a small, flat round plain cake
—The Simon & Schuster Young Readers’ Illustrated Dictionary, 1984
“scone” shown to rhyme with “stone”
–B.G. Redfield, Capricorn Rhyming Dictionary, 1986
Young’s Literal Translation
5 And Gilead captureth the passages of the Jordan to Ephraim, and it hath been, when [any of] the fugitives of Ephraim say, `Let me pass over,’ and the men of Gilead say to him, `An Ephramite thou?’ and he saith, `No;’
6 that they say to him, `Say, I pray thee, Shibboleth (שבלת);’ and he saith, `Sibboleth,’ (סבלת) and is not prepared to speak right — and they seize him, and slaughter him at the passages of the Jordan, and there fall at that time, of Ephraim, forty and two chiefs.
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