Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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UNUSE, n. Waste, disuse (Bwk. 1942 Wettstein). Obs. in Eng. [ʌn′jɪs] s.Sc. 1835  Wilson's Tales of the Borders I. 290:
I'm sure ye'll ne'er hae cause to complain o' her wasting a bawbee, or o' her allooing even the heel o' a kebbuck to gang to unuse.

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