Miscellany madam, a woman who dealt in various fineries; a milliner. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Mis"cel*la*ny) a. Miscellaneous; heterogeneous. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Mis*cen"sure) v. t. To misjudge. [Obs.] Daniel.n. Erroneous judgment. [Obs.] Sylvester.

(Mis*chance") n. [OE. meschance, OF. mescheance.] Ill luck; ill fortune; mishap. Chaucer.

Never come mischance between us twain.

Syn. — Calamity; misfortune; misadventure; mishap; infelicity; disaster. See Calamity.

(Mis*chance"), v. i. To happen by mischance. Spenser.

(Mis*chance"ful) a. Unlucky. R. Browning.

(Mis*char"ac*ter*ize) v. t. To characterize falsely or erroneously; to give a wrong character to.

They totally mischaracterize the action.

(Mis*charge") v. t. To charge erroneously, as in an account.n. A mistake in charging.

(Mis"chief) n. [OE. meschef bad result, OF. meschief; pref. mes- (L. minus less) + chief end, head, F. chef chief. See Minus, and Chief.]

1. Harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of order; trouble or vexation caused by human agency or by some living being, intentionally or not; often, calamity, mishap; trivial evil caused by thoughtlessness, or in sport.

Miscegenation to Misdo

(Mis`ce*ge*na"tion) n. [L. miscere to mix + the root of genus race.] A mixing of races; amalgamation, as by intermarriage of black and white.

(Mis`cel*la*na"ri*an) a. [See Miscellany.] Of or pertaining to miscellanies. Shaftesbury.n. A writer of miscellanies.

(Mis"cel*lane) n. [See Miscellaneous, and cf. Maslin.] A mixture of two or more sorts of grain; — now called maslin and meslin. Bacon.

(||Mis"cel*la"ne*a) n. pl. [L. See Miscellany.] A collection of miscellaneous matters; matters of various kinds.

(Mis`cel*la"ne*ous) a. [L. miscellaneus mixed, miscellaneous, fr. miscellus mixed, fr. miscere to mix. See Mix, and cf. Miscellany.] Mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous; as, a miscellaneous collection. "A miscellaneous rabble." Milton. Mis`cel*la"ne*ous*ly, adv.Mis`cel*la"ne*ous*ness, n.

(Mis"cel*la*nist) n. A writer of miscellanies; miscellanarian.

(Mis"cel*la*ny) n.; pl. Miscellanies [L. miscellanea, neut. pl. of. miscellaneus: cf. F. miscellanée, pl. miscellanées. See Miscellaneous.] A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; esp., a collection of compositions on various subjects.

'T is but a bundle or miscellany of sin; sins original, and sins actual.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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