Miter box(Carp. & Print.), an apparatus for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter joint; esp., a wooden or metal trough with vertical kerfs in its upright sides, for guides.Miter dovetail (Carp.), a kind of dovetail for a miter joint in which there is only one joint line visible, and that at the angle.Miter gauge(Carp.), a gauge for determining the angle of a miter.Miter joint, a joint formed by pieces matched and united upon a line bisecting the angle of junction, as by the beveled ends of two pieces of molding or brass rule, etc. The term is used especially when the pieces form a right angle. See Miter, 2.Miter shell(Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of marine univalve shells of the genus Mitra.Miter square(Carp.), a bevel with an immovable arm at an angle of 45°, for striking lines on stuff to be mitered; also, a square with an arm adjustable to any angle.Miter wheels, a pair of bevel gears, of equal diameter, adapted for working together, usually with their axes at right angles.

(Mi"ter, Mi"tre), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mitered or Mitred; p. pr. & vb. n. Mitering or Mitring.]

1. To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter. "Mitered locks." Milton.

(Mis*wor"ship), v. t. To worship wrongly. Bp. Hall.

(Mis*wor"ship*er) n. One who worships wrongly.

(Mis*write") v. t. To write incorrectly.

(Mis*wrought") a. Badly wrought. Bacon.

(Mi"sy) n. [Cf. L. misy a mineral, perh. copperas, Gr. .] (Min.) An impure yellow sulphate of iron; yellow copperas or copiapite.

(Mis*yoke") v. t. To yoke improperly.

(Mis*zeal"ous) a. Mistakenly zealous. [Obs.]

(Mite) n. [AS. mite mite (in sense 1); akin to LG. mite, D. mijt, G. miete, OHG. miza; cf. Goth. maitan to cut.]

1. (Zoöl.) A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.

2. [D. mijt; prob. the same word.] A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.

Two mites, which make a farthing.
Mark xii. 49.

3. A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.

4. Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.

For in effect they be not worth a myte.

(Mi"ter, Mi"tre) n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. .]

1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two points or peaks. Fairholt.

2. The surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made; also, a joint formed or a junction effected by two beveled ends or edges; a miter joint.

3. (Numis.) A sort of base money or coin.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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