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Meaning of WANION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wan"ion\, n. [Probably for OE. waniand waning, p. pr. of
wanien; hence, used of the waning of the moon, supposed to be
an unlucky time. See {Wane}.]
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. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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