Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WANCHANCE, n. Also wun-. Misfortune (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 31, wan-, 32, wun-, obsol.). Now liter. Sc. 1925  Ayr Advertiser (29 Oct.):
Yer saul frae yirth's wanchances.

[O.Sc. wanchance, id., 1599. From Wan-, pref., + chance. Cf. Unchance.]

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