Did you perhaps mean mischance?
- From Middle English mommen ("mutter, be silent") and Middle High German mummenschantze ("game of chance as part of a masquerade, mime performance, revel"), from Old French momen ("mask") and cheance ("game of chance") (Wiktionary)
““Tell her so, for she sits there mumchance, and obliges me to find more inventions than three authors for one piece.””
“Are they obliged to sit mumchance, and to be ordered about till they are the laughing – stock of young and old?”
“She was the managing partner; the life was hers, not his; after his retirement they lived much abroad, where the poor captain, who could never learn any language but his own, sat in the corner mumchance; and even his son, carried away by his bright mother, did not recognise for long the treasures of simple chivalry that lay buried in the heart of his father.”
“Claudius Nero, the titular president of the court, made no attempt to run it; he sat mumchance and let Verres and Rubrius do that.”
“We are also related through the Livii," she pursued as she sat on a couch opposite him, her daughter beside her mumchance.”
“I must say it sounded good sense to me, and Comber sat mumchance.”
“Chess was popular during the 17th century, and many dice games, including even and odd, hazard, passage, mumchance, and novem were played.”
“Mother played mumchance with my lady, but father, who saith he woulde rather feast a hundred poor men than eat at one rich man's table, came not in till late, on plea of businesse.”
“I couldnt sit mumchance and have everything put on me.”
“I couldn't sit mumchance and have everything put on me.”
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