Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BANE, n.2 A bean. Used in the phrases “King of Bane,” “Queen of Bane,” a character in Christmas gambols. Arch.Sc. 1877 Jam.4:
Bane, King of Bane. . . . This designation is given to the person who is so fortunate as to receive that part of a divided cake which has a bean in it.
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