Throne vs. Thrown

Lexical Vexations

throne n. a fancy chair for royalty.

thrown v. (past participle of to throw) propelled by force through the air.

Words in the Wild: Not even the fear of being thrown out of it could keep Marie Antoinette’s Pomeranian from sitting on her throne when she wasn’t there.

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