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mis chuhf

  • n  reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
  • n  the quality or nature of being harmful or evil

  • Congress wreaked a lot of costly mischief when, out of solicitude for the individual armed services, it flawed 1947's defense unification act with service-independence safeguards .
  • That episode torpedoed Burr's career he was indicted for murder and fled to the South but the former lawyer wasn't done making mischief.
  • Already he and his wife Betty, an artist, were caring for 50 orphaned monkeys, who swung in and out of mischief in the garden.
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  • Police investigate mischief at Marquette
    MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City Police responded to a false fire alarm that turned into a criminal mischief investigation at Marquette Catholic High School at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
    June 16, 2013 - The Michigan City News-Dispatch
  • Return box at Pasadena Public Library victim of criminal mischief
    The drive-through drop box at the Pasadena Public Library at Jeff Ginn has been temporarily closed after an incident involving criminal mischief.
    June 16, 2013 - The Pasadena Citizen
  • Souls of Mischief celebrate a West Coast hip-hop classic
    East Bay hip-hop foursome Souls of Mischief will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut, '93 Til Infinity, by performing the entire album at the Majestic Theatre on June 19. Its production still feels funky and warm, and MCs Opio, A-Plus, Phesto and Tajai still come off as both thoughtful and happily obnoxious.
    June 15, 2013 - Isthmus

  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    Energy is going to be key in dealing with Russia,Obama said. "If we can reduce our energy consumption, that reduces the amount of petro-dollars that they have to make mischief around the world."
  • Mark Thompson in Scotsman
    Mark Damazer, controller of Radio 4, said: "Ned brought a fabulous cocktail of wit, zest, curiosity and mischief - all based on an extraordinary knowledge of stage, screen and writing. He was an impresario as well as a great raconteur."
  • Joel Fitzgibbon in The Age
    Mr Fitzgibbon said the change would "deter mischief-makers and those with more sinister intent".

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