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Uncle Mac¹

Harold Macmillan (1894-1986), was Prime Minister 1957-1963

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Unco: Very, exceedingly, extremely, to a marked degree [Dictionary of the Scots Language ]

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Union House: A workhouse established and run under the terms of the Poor Law amendment Act of 1834.

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The parish union was the body responsible for the establishment and management of a workhouse.

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up the pole

Mad, In confusion, error, trouble or difficulty

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up the spout¹

in a hopeless condition; damaged beyond repair; lost; ruined [OED]

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Upholds [Dictionary of the Scots Language] Asserts [CPB]

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Upper House
House of Lords, the upper chamber of the British Parliament.
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