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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CHANCER, n. A brass button, gilded and lettered; “commonly sold on strings by the pound, to dealers in old brass” (Abd. publ. 1867 W. Anderson Rhymes, etc. 137 Note).Ib.:
For his pitcher was sure i' the meelick to spin; He had chancers in langels the length o' my staff, An' his wee serious face micht hae weel gart you laugh.

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"Chancer n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 6 Dec 2022 <>



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