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(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.Hewyt. 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.Shak.
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
They totally mischaracterize the action.Eton.
(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.