unco

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv unco to a remarkable degree or extent "she was unusually tall"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Unco A strange thing or person.
    • adv Unco In a high degree; to a great extent; greatly; very.
    • a Unco Unknown; strange, or foreign; unusual, or surprising; distant in manner; reserved.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unco Unknown; strange; unusual. (Child's Ballads, II. 342).
    • n unco Anything strange or prodigious.
    • n unco A strange person; a stranger.
    • unco Wonderfully; remarkably; very: as, unco glad; unco guid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unco ung′kō (Scot.) strange, unusual
    • n Unco any strange person or thing:
    • adv Unco remarkably, very
    • n Unco (pl.) news
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot. The same word as E. uncouth,

Usage

In literature:

Unco, very, particular, uncommon.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
It seems they have unco profits; and, as he's sae clever, he might come to be a graduit.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
It's a unco place, the world!
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
We're not bein' unco-operative.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
It seems they have unco profits; and, as he's sae clever, he might come to be a graduit.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
Tam saw an unco sight!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
The clerk's twa sons in Owsenford Has to learn some unco lair.
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
This is an unco splutter, as the oald sow said when she tumbled in the gutter.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
A wilfu' man should be unco wise.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
But it was an unco' heavy blow.
"Simon" by J. Storer Clouston
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In poetry:

What gars ye sing sae, birdie,
As gien ye war lord o' the lift?
On breid ye're an unco sma' lairdie,
But in hicht ye've a kingly gift!
"I Ken Something" by George MacDonald
He sang fu' lood an' he sang fu' sweet,
An' his sang was unco fain,
That he started anither in Mennock Glen,
Wha answered him back again.
"The Ballad O' May Wyllie" by Alexander Anderson
O weel I min' what they baith were like,
Though I canna bring to min'
What I did yestreen; for unco fresh
Are the things o' auld langsyne.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
I saw ane laid oot in white deid-claes,
But my een were unco dim,
An' I couldna hear a word that was said,
Though they tauld me it was him.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
"Lang syne, when a lassie aboot sixteen,
(I'm ninety this very nicht),
I ran to weddin's, an' kirns, an' balls—
For my heart was unco licht.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
My he'rt is fu' an' unco sair
At tales o' wrang, an' wrath, an' guilt;
The flesh is creeping on my banes
To hear of a' the bluid that's spilt:
"The Aul' Kirkyard" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Unco Chin and Unco Same ( pronounced 'Sam') from JustKiddingFilms.
Unco Chin and Unco Same (pronounced 'Sam') from JustKiddingFilms.
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In science:

Clearly, the NCOS Hagedorn temperature is not limiting, and we should have a Hagedorn phase transition at a certain energy uNCOS .
Open Branes in Space-Time Non-Commutative Little String Theory
Since we have just shown that for u ≫ 1/√b we had T ∼ TLST , we get that uNCOS . 1/√b.
Open Branes in Space-Time Non-Commutative Little String Theory
This a four parameter fit to five data and has an unco perhaps higher than one would like for an uncorrelated fit.
Light Baryons from 2+1 flavor DWF QCD
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