abbreviation for (in Britain, formerly)

Ordinary National Certificate

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Examples from the Web for onc

Historical Examples of onc

  • It'll be full all I kin manage to onc't—that and the pianner.

    Elder Conklin

    Frank Harris

  • Then my brother was onc't drowned in the North Platt, and I never had any sisters.


    Bret Harte

  • Dat is where mon onc' 'Lias he bring in de King's ship and de privator.

  • "Hit wa'n' onc't en it wa'n' twice," said Sampson thoughtfully.

  • Say, then, wherever dere is troub' mon onc' 'Lias he is there, he stan' outside de troub' an' look on—dat is his hobby.