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mis layd

  • v  place (something) where one cannot find it again
  • s  lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place
    the mislaid hat turned up eventually

  • He rejects such gimmicks as the mental "file clerk," invented by Hubbard to chase about in the mind in search of mislaid impressions, and scoffs at the Hubbardians' "Guk" program.
  • He is met by Scots Canniness: the wandering eye, the mislaid wallet, the pensive loiter, the unprevented calamity.
  • Unlike most period pieces, Cinderella Man encourages us to fondly recall not songs or clothes but values we have largely mislaid.

  • Bob Geldof in UPI.com
    If that percentage of money had been diverted, far more than a million people would have died,Geldof told The Times. "It's possible that in one of the worst, longest-running conflicts on the continent some money was mislaid."
  • Rhodri Morgan in guardian.co.uk
    In a unity appeal Rhodri explained that Labour had "temporarily mislaid that magic recipe for blending the mushy peas of Old Labour with the guacamole of New Labour".
  • De-Anne Kelly in The Age
    This letter was mislaid and a departmental liaison officer found it last week, date stamped it and posted last Thursday,Mrs Kelly told parliament. "This was an administrative oversight by the department. Since being sworn in as Minister...

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