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abbreviation (in Britain, formerly)
Ordinary National Certificate
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  • There was some talk of him an' 'Rill Scattergood bein' sweet on each other onc't; but that was twenty year ago, I do b'lieve.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • It'll be full all I kin manage to onc't—that and the pianner.

    Elder Conklin Frank Harris
  • onc't they wuz a rich lady swallered one—when he wuz little, you know; an' he growed up in her, an' it didn't kill him ut all.

    The Old Soldiers Story James Whitcomb Riley
  • Then my brother was onc't drowned in the North Platt, and I never had any sisters.

    Cressy Bret Harte
  • And the wind blowed in so they had to hold their hats afore the candles, and then onc't-in-a-while they'd git sluffed out.

  • Dat is de greates' man, mon onc' 'Lias—respe d'la compagnie!

  • It's true I never crossed the line, yer know, but yer see, I almost did it onc't.

  • onc't a hackman wuz waitin' in front of a hotel one morning an' wuz sort o' dozin' like, an' fell off his seat.

    The Old Soldiers Story James Whitcomb Riley
  • onc't they wuz tadpoles about as big as lickerish drops, an' after while legs growed on 'em.

    The Old Soldiers Story James Whitcomb Riley
  • I see'd him onc't knock the top-lights out of a murtherin' spalpeen who was afther injurin' yer Honor's reputation.

onc in Technology
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open network computing
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