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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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ILL-SONSE, n. Also -sonnce. Bad luck, plague, in maledictions (Sh. 1958).Sh. 1950 New Shetlander No. 20. 11:
Ill-sonnce be anundir 'is karkeege, fur da gluff I got.

[Ill + Sonse, luck, prosperity.]

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