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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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AINCIN, ANCE-EN, adv. = aince, once.Slk. 1825 Jam.2:
He'll ride very weel, gin he were aincin to the road.
s.Sc. a.1870 H. S. Riddell Poems (1871) I. 198:
If ance-en ye could warpel throwe.

[The suffix in is prob. due to some analogy such as aince in a way, aince on a time, aince an (see Aince, B.(8)), aftaften. Cf. the balladist's firsten = first(ly).]

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