unchancy

unchancy

(ʌnˈtʃɑːnsɪ)
adj
Scot unlucky, ill-omened, or dangerous. Compare wanchancy
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"If I had lost less money on this unchancy cruise," says he, "I would see you in a rope's end before I risked my brig, sir.
It exalts its favorites far beyond their apparent merits, but its favor is an unchancy thing; those who enjoy the bounty of the god are usually thought to be persons who have found a proper "formula" to titillate it, and have had the tenacity and the nerve to stick to the formula with iron determina tion.