scone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scone small biscuit (rich with cream and eggs) cut into diamonds or sticks and baked in an oven or (especially originally) on a griddle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scone A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scone A soft cake (resembling the biscuit of the United States, but of various shapes and sizes) made from dough of barley-meal or of wheat-flour, raised with bicarbonate of soda or with yeast, and “fired” on a griddle.
    • n scone See stone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scone skōn (Scot.) a soft cake fired on a griddle.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. Gael. sgonn, a shapeless mass.

Usage

In literature:

In 1535, he was advanced to the See of Moray, and was likewise Commendator of Scone.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
Cakes, too, and well-risen scones cut and with butter between them, most refreshing.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
But now," she added, with a little air of dismissal, "I am going to make the scones.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
When she had assured herself of the safety of the scones she looked up with a fluttered laugh.
"Autres Temps..." by Edith Wharton
There was excellent coffee, the best scones in the world, and piles of fresh butter.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
He appeared again the next morning, and had lunch at the tea-shop; the only man among a bevy of women lunching off scones and tea.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
Maggie had baked a scone and handed it to him; then, after he had bitten it, he handed it back.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
I once saw a whole company of English people contentedly eat a dish of hot scones that had gone wrong.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Hollyhock tossed off her little cap and sat down to enjoy tea and scones to her heart's delight.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
There must be scones, or something of that kind.
"A Dear Little Girl at School" by Amy E. Blanchard
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In poetry:

A loaf for her at Stirling,
A scone at Carlisle,
Honeyed cakes at Edinbro'--
That shall make her smile.
"Baloo Loo For Jenny" by Robert Graves
Of what befell behind that scone,
Let none who knows reveal.
In ballad days she might have been
A heroine rousing steel.
"The Years Had Worn Their Season's Belt" by George Meredith
Buried beneath some snow-deep Alps.
Over buttered scones and crumpets
Weeping, weeping multitudes
Droop in a hundred A.B.C.'s*
"A Cooking Egg" by T S Eliot
Milk and then just as it comes dear?
I'm afraid the preserve's full of stones;
Beg pardon, I'm soiling the doileys
With afternoon tea-cakes and scones.
"How To Get On In Society" by Sir John Betjeman
The surrounding woodland scenery is very grand,
It cannot be surpassed in fair Scotland,
Especially the elegant Palace of Scone, in history renowned,
Where some of Scotland's kings were crowned.
"The Beautiful City of Perth" by William Topaz McGonagall
The scenery is lovely in the month of June,
When trees and flowers are in full bloom,
Especially near by the Palace of Scone,
Where the blackbird is heard whistling all day
While near by rolls on the clear silvery Tay.
"The Beautiful City of Perth" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

One was a day old, and the remaining two were scones wrapped in plastic.
I think I've had about three scones in the past, and Empire's was the best of them all.
No scones , no cappuccinos.
I'm enjoying a delicious scone in the Pavillion under the Grandstands at the 2009 Puyallup Fair.
After nearly three years of serving tea, cookies and scones, and tasteful lunches at Shabby Hattie's Tea Room & Boutique in Parkville, owner Marcia Cherrito decided that the tea party was over.
Sour Cherry & Walnut Scones.
Bakery offering Australian and English specialties as well as scones and custom-made cakes.
Grant Allen learns to bake scones in the kitchen of the great Tui Flower.
This cozy tearoom in Botetourt County offers bagels, scones and "secret recipe" chicken salads.
Scones made with Canadian-grown cranberries treat for holiday brunch .
Not only are these scones delicious, but since they're studded with the jewel tones of Canadian- grow .
Scones made with Canadian- grown cranberries treat for holiday brunch.
What's Cookin' at Callie's Cabin: Scones to warm your heart and soul .
What is the secret to making the great scones Mugs is famous for.
Of course, Julia had several scone recipes, and I'm not telling which one.
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In science:

The cone functor c : M aps(D) → D is defined as cone(f ) = sCone(c(f )).
(Co)Simplicial Descent Categories
B → cone(f ) in D [E−1 ] given by B B−→ sc(B ) −→ sCone(c(f )).
(Co)Simplicial Descent Categories
Be careful, therefore, not to over-inflate your bicycle tires with neutrino gas, lest they come to resemble the scones of footnote28 .
Astrophysics in 2006
Precisely we define Ssphere = {ξ ∈ Rn : |ξ | = 1}, Sparab = {(ξ ′ , ξn) ∈ Rn : ξn = Shyperb = {(ξ ′ , ξn ) ∈ Rn : ξn = p1 + |ξ ′ |2}, Scone = {(ξ , τ ) ∈ Rn+1 : τ = |ξ |, ξ 6= 0}.
Slicing surfaces and Fourier restriction conjecture
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