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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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John Hardy and lived with her husband in a brick house on Elm Street in Winesburg, is a story of mis- understanding.
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