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MIS. A syllable which prefixed to some word signifies some fault or defect; as, misadventure, misprision, mistrial, and the like.

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At last, one day, I meet the Misses Nettingalls' establishment out walking.
I am not at all polite, now, to the Misses Nettingalls' young ladies, and shouldn't dote on any of them, if they were twice as many and twenty times as beautiful.
Perhaps the people are afraid of the Misses Bordereau.
An' then he asked me if I'd seen any of the ladies o' th' Hall about that mornin'; so I telled him where I had seen the young misses go on th' Moss Lane;--an' he kicked my poor cat right across th' floor, an' went after 'em as gay as a lark: but I was very sad.
Hay Denver and upon the Misses Walker, we must call upon this Mrs.
And this day she was so perfectly stupid and awkward, that the Misses Osborne and their governess, who stared after her as she went sadly away, wondered more than ever what George could see in poor little Amelia.
I know the Misses Osborne were excellent critics of a Cashmere shawl, or a pink satin slip; and when Miss Turner had hers dyed purple, and made into a spencer; and when Miss Pickford had her ermine tippet twisted into a muff and trimmings, I warrant you the changes did not escape the two intelligent young women before mentioned.
Imagine to yourselves that I am teaching the young Misses to-day, as usual.
The three young Misses all look at each other, and then say (with the indispensable great O to begin) "O, dear no, Papa
Down sits the man of merchandise and money to his pen, ink, and paper; and down I go once again into the Hell of Dante, with my three young Misses after me.
Sir Thomas Clubber, Lady Clubber, and the Misses Clubber
The Honourable Wilmot Snipe, and other distinguished gentlemen crowded to render homage to the Misses Clubber; and Sir Thomas Clubber stood bolt upright, and looked majestically over his black kerchief at the assembled company.