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Mislay   Listen
verb
Mislay  v. t.  (past & past part. mislaid; pres. part. mislaying)  
1.
To lay in a wrong place; to ascribe to a wrong source. "The fault is generally mislaid upon nature."
2.
To lay in a place not recollected; to misplace; to lose. "The... charter, indeed, was unfortunately mislaid: and the prayer of their petition was to obtain one of like import in its stead."






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"Mislay" Quotes from Famous Books



... lost anything; she was too thoroughly an old maid even to mislay the smallest article; but she pretended to have suddenly found the Lorrains' letter, so as to mention Pierrette naturally to her brother, who was greatly pleased at the possibility of having a little ...
— The Celibates - Includes: Pierrette, The Vicar of Tours, and The Two Brothers • Honore de Balzac

... or hesitation. Now, don't you see what a world of confidence that must necessarily breed? —confidence in a memory which before you wouldn't even venture to trust with the Latin motto of the U. S. lest it mislay ...
— Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete - The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens • Albert Bigelow Paine



Words linked to "Mislay" :   position, put, lay, lose, set, pose



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