2. That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of
molasses and water; also, a medley.
There is also a mixture of good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence.Atterbury.
3. An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient.
Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a community to exist that had not a prevailing mixture of
piety in its constitution.Addison.
4. (Med.) A kind of liquid medicine made up of many ingredients; esp., as opposed to solution, a liquid
preparation in which the solid ingredients are not completely dissolved.
5. (Physics & Chem.) A mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent,
and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; contrasted with
a compound; thus, gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter.
6. (Mus.) An organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges of pipes, used only in combination with
the foundation and compound stops; called also furniture stop. It consists of high harmonics, or overtones,
of the ground tone.
Syn. Union; admixture; intermixture; medley.
(Miz"maze`) n. A maze or labyrinth. [Obs.]
(Miz"zen) a. [It. mezzana, fr. mezzano middle, fr. mezzo middle, half: cf. F. misaine foresail.
See Mezzo.] (Naut.) Hindmost; nearest the stern; as, the mizzen shrouds, sails, etc.
(Miz"zen), n. (Naut.) The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted vessel; also, the
(Miz"zen*mast) n. (Naut.) The hindmost mast of a three-masted vessel, or of a yawl-
(Miz"zle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mizzled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mizzling ] [See Misle, and cf. Mistle.]
1. To rain in very fine drops. Spenser.
2. To take one's self off; to go. [Slang]
As long as George the Fourth could reign, he reigned,Epigram, quoted by Wright.
And then he mizzled.
(Miz"zle), n. Mist; fine rain.
(Miz"zy) n. [Cf. F. moisi moldy, musty, p. p. of moisir to mold, fr. L. mucere to be moldy.] A
bog or quagmire. [Obs.] Ainsworth.
(Mne*mon"ic*al) a. [Gr. mnhmoniko`s, fr. mnh`mwn mindful,
remembering, mnh`mh memory, mna^sqai to think on, remember; akin to E. mind.] Assisting in memory.
(Mne`mo*ni"cian) n. One who instructs in the art of improving or using the memory.
(Mne*mon"ics) n. [Gr. ta~ mnhmonika`: cf. F. mnémonique.] The art of memory; a system
of precepts and rules intended to assist the memory; artificial memory.