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- n. the wane of the moon
- n. curse
- n. vengeance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A word of uncertain signification, used only in the phrase with a wanion, apparently equivalent to with a vengeance, with a plague, or with misfortune.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word found only in the phrases with a wanion, in the wanton, and wantons on you, generally interpreted to denote some kind of im precation.
- n. “With a vengeance”; energetically; vehemently; emphatically; hence, in short order; summarily.
McCoy looked thoughtful, then said, "What's a wanion?"
But, as he pressed upon her with a violence, of which the object could not be mistaken, and endeavoured to secure her right hand, she exclaimed, “Take it then, with a wanion to you!” — and struck him an almost stunning blow on the face, with the pebble which she held ready for such an extremity.
I would worthy and learned Doctor Rochecliffe had been here, with his battery ready-mounted from the Vulgate, and the Septuagint, and what not — he would have battered the presbyterian spirit out of him with a wanion.
But, as he pressed upon her with a violence, of which the object could not be mistaken, and endeavoured to secure her right hand, she exclaimed, "Take it then, with a wanion to you!"
Look how thou stirrest now! come away, or I'll fetch thee with a wanion.
I saw how it had been betwixt you, and I sent him out of my company with a wanion — I would rather have a rifler on my perch than a false knave at my elbow — and now, Master Roland, tell me what way wing ye?”
 [Old copy, _knew_.]  [See Hazlitt's "Proverbs," 1869, p. 478.]  [Mr Collier printed _not_.]  [Mr Collier printed _only man alive_.]  [This and the next line of the dialogue are given in the old copy to Hermione.]  [By.]  [Old copy, pit_.]  _With a wanion_ seems to have been equivalent to "with a witness," or sometimes to "with a curse," but the origin of it is uncertain.
Bide doun, with a mischief to ye — bide doun, with a wanion,” cried the king, almost overturned by the obstreperous caresses of the large stag-hounds.
O Ppt, I remember your reprimanding me for meddling in other people’s affairs: I have enough of it now, with a wanion. [
O Ppt, I remember your reprimanding me for meddling in other people's affairs: I have enough of it now, with a wanion. [