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Mixt, p.p.and ppl. a. Also: mixte, myxt, mext. [Late ME. (1448) and e.m.E. myxte, mixt(e, F. mixte (c 1290 in AF.), L. mixt-us, p.p. of misc-ēre to mix.]

1. P.p. Mixed, mingled, blended. a. Of material and non-material things. Variously const.(1) 1513 Doug. ii. x. 86.
Thir towris thou seys downfall … With stew, powder and duste myxt on this wys
1573 Reg. Privy C. II. 232.
Quhen thay had … mixt thair lyme and sand
1583 Edinb. Test. XII. 340.
viij stringis of silk & gold mext
(2) a1500 Henr. III. 102/11.
With schame and dreid togidder mixt
(3) 1490 Irland Mir. in Innes Rev. VI. 92.
The thrid way is mydel betuix thir twa and almaist mixt of thai baith
a1538 Abell 113 b.
I moif ane question mixt of iure and theologe
(4) 1513 Doug. iv. Prol. 23.
Ȝour sweit myrthis ar myxt with bittirnes
Ib. xii. xi. 116. a1585 Polwart Flyt. 649 (T).
His pailnes mixt pairtlie with broun in the face
1596 Dalr. II. 469/13.
His diuises, his clattiris, mixte with his leisingis
(b) c1520-c1535 Nisbet Matt. xxvii. 34.
Thai gafe him to drink wyne mext with galle
(5) 1549 Compl. 14/32.
He sau … tua armeis myxt amang vthirs

b. Of persons: Mingled; associated, in company. 1490 Irland Mir. I. 39/12.
Heire we are mixt, gud luffaris and synnaris togiddir
1513 Doug. iv. iv. 32.
Mixt togiddir … The pepil of Creit and thame of Driopes

2. ppl. a. a. Of water-courses, the sea etc.: Turbid. 1513 Doug. ix. xi. 105.
The seys mixt ourran
1533 Boece xi. ii. 403 b.
The burnys … war myxt and sa bludy that [etc.]

b. Of a mixed nature, composed of various ingredients or elements; also, adulterated, impure. Also c. in various legal applications.b. 1482 Acts II. 144/1.
Corrupt or mixt wyne
1552–3 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 337.
For sounds for the mixt glew
1623 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 208.
Monie of the … lands … ar of a mixt nature pairtlie consisting in arabill grund and pairtlie in pasturage
1656 Nicoll Diary 189.
Much wynes sauld in Edinburgh wer corruptit and mixt
c. 1609 Skene Reg. Maj. ii. 117 b.
And swa this kind of probation is mixt, partly be witnes and partly be the aith of the persewer
a1633 Hope Major Pract. II. 73.
Actions civill ar aither personall, reall, or mixt
1678 Mackenzie Laws & C. ii. i. 1.
With us … lords of regality and sheriffs [have] a mixt jurisdiction

d. Of cloth: ? Woven with more than one colour of yarn, variegated, marled. 1612 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 46.
Thrie ell … mixt gled cullorit claith
1698 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II. 738 (29 Dec.).
Twelve elnes of … weil wrought worset mixt stuff

e. Of mercenary troops: ? Of mixed nationalities. — c1590 Fowler II. 102/2.
Off assisting suddarts mixtes [sic] and of these that ar … duelling within the prencis dominioun

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