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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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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. c1590 Fowler I. 360/6.
These stubborne stormes … That misted hath the mourninge of myne eyes
b. 1638 Henderson Serm. 214.
Albeit that men would mist the way to us and make it dark
c. 1637 Rutherford Lett. (1862) 294.
If I were not misted and confounded and astonished how to be thankful
1638 Ib. (1891) 550.
How are we misted and mired with the love of things that are on this side of time
1668 Aberd. Council Lett. IV. 342.
I find the counsell verie much misted in it and that they can give no cleir resolutione anent it

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