(pron. Skoon). Edward I. removed to London, and placed in Westminster Abbey, the great stone upon which the kings of Scotland were wont to be crowned. This stone is still preserved, and forms the support of Edward the Confessor's chair, which the British monarchs occupy at their coronation. It is said to have been brought from Ireland by Fergus, son of Eric, who led the Dalriads to the shores of Argyllshire. (See Tanist-Stone.)
Ni fallat fatum, Scoti, quocunque locatum Invenient labidem, regnare tenentur ibidem.
Lardner, i. p. 67.
Unless the fates are faithless found
And prophets' voice be vain,
Where'er is placed this stone, e'en there
The Scottish race shall reign.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894