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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FIVE-CHANCER, n. A name of a button in the game of Buttons, q.v. See also 1826 Aberdeen Censor 101:
Can you decline amo? Hae ye ony snishin, Geordie? Is your buttons five-chancers?

[Prob. from the number of chances allowed to hit it.]

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"Five-chancer n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Sep 2023 <>



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