As the sun beat down on Sicily last summer, there was the traditional water shortage and the luckless residents of Palermo knew who to blame.
A freak goal 10 minutes from time consigned luckless Lancaster City to a sixth successive league defeat at Giant Axe on Saturday.
As the train stayed stubbornly put, she began mentally to sketch out a story about a luckless orphan who became a wizarding hero.
If you get some chain letter that's threatening to leave you hairless or luckless for the rest of your life, delete it!
Bernie is the quintessential ironic protagonist, the luckless man.
She remains, as she always has been, a pleasant, thoughtful young woman, but the luckless Schnyder found her in mean mood.
But in a new twist a witness has come forward and identified the van in which the kidnappers were driving when they nabbed the luckless straw man.
Poetry, being one of those luckless art forms whose practitioners remain in constant danger of outnumbering their audience, is rarely news.
But few policyholders will find themselves in the perilous state shared by her luckless investors.
On luckless occasions my protestations that dancing might aggravate an old shrapnel wound have been overruled, and I have been dragged out onto the dance floor.