A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Mist, v. [e.m.E. mist, late ME. miste (Lydgate), mystyn (Prompt. Parv.): cf. OE. mistian intr. to grow misty.] a. tr. To film, bedim (the eyes) with tears. b. fig. To envelop in mist, obscure. c. In passive. Of persons: To have one's judgement clouded, to be confused or perplexed. —
a. These stubborne stormes … That misted hath the mourninge of myne eyes; Fowler I. 360/6.
— b. Albeit that men would mist the way to us and make it dark; Henderson Serm. 214.
— c. If I were not misted and confounded and astonished how to be thankful; 1637 Rutherford Lett. (1862) 294.
How are we misted and mired with the love of things that are on this side of time; 1638 Ib. (1891) 550.
I find the counsell verie much misted in it and that they can give no cleir resolutione anent it; 1668 Aberd. Council Lett. IV. 342.
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