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  • n  a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
  • n  a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.

  • The officials ignored his miscue.
  • The Governor's major political miscue was to press for an overly aggressive expansion of state programs, in part so that he could brag about them on the campaign trail.
  • In his only miscue, he paused to scoop up his pets, a pair of Pekingese lapdogs.
News & Articles

  • UO women struggle all day to take third
    The miscue was almost instantaneous, but it probably cost the Oregon women’s track and field team a precious point, and set the tone for a difficult day ahead. On an afternoon when the Ducks needed perfection in every event, they didn’t get it in any of them. Kansas’ strong final …
    June 9, 2013 - The Register-Guard
  • Early miscue sets tone as rallying Indians fall
    Michael Bourn's miscue helped the Yankees to an early outburst against Corey Kluber that was sufficient in sending Cleveland to a 6-4 loss at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The defeat completed a three-game sweep at the hands of New York and marked the Tribe's 12th loss in the past 16 contests.
    June 5, 2013 - Cleveland Indians

  • Roger Clemens in Forbes
    We made a miscue or two, and there at the end it cost us,Clemens said.
  • Barry Trotz in CANOE
    Our urgency level could've been higher,said Predators coach Barry Trotz. "They ended up winning the game on a miscue by us. We had plenty of shots, but didn't bury our chances."
  • Matt Kenseth in Detroit Free Press
    I thought we just kind of got beat on the pit deal again,Kenseth said. "We had an official in front of our car when we did two (tires) and that cost us two spots leaving the pits, and that really hurt us. Then, we had a little miscue on...

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