mislay

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mislay place (something) where one cannot find it again "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mislay 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."
    • Mislay To lay in a wrong place; to ascribe to a wrong source. "The fault is generally mislaid upon nature."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mislay To lay in a wrong or unaccustomed place; put in a place afterward forgotten: as, to mislay a letter or one's gloves.
    • mislay To place or set down erroneously; give or assign a wrong location to.
    • mislay Preterit of mislie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Mislay mis-lā′ to lay in a wrong place or in one not remembered: to lose
    • pa.p Mislay mislaid′
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Usage

In literature:

She might mislay it or something.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Silly of me to mislay him, but he's so confoundedly shy.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
I don't lose mine much, but gee whiz, I mislay it sometimes.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
But in case you do mislay it, write to the Publishers for a complete catalog.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
Now that's a nice easy little thing to mislay.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
If you can make him mislay his compass he will never come back to you.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
The Osseous person does not mislay his things.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
She must have one of her own, and it's not a thing one's likely to mislay.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
I always forget or mislay my glass.
"The Galaxy, May, 1877" by Various
Tell him we might mislay a few culverin, if he could arrange to have some contracts drawn up.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
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