mislaid


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mis·lay

 (mĭs-lā′)
tr.v. mis·laid (-lād′), mis·lay·ing, mis·lays
1. To put in a place that is afterward forgotten: I have mislaid my hat.
2. To place or put down incorrectly: They mislaid the linoleum.

mis·lay′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mislaid - lost temporarilymislaid - lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place; "the mislaid hat turned up eventually"; "misplaced tickets"
lost - no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"
References in classic literature ?
Unfortunately she had mislaid or lost Mademoiselle Reisz's card, and looking up her address in the city directory, she found that the woman lived on Bienville Street, some distance away.
Then there was a black bonnet which had to be adjusted carefully, and an umbrella which was mislaid, and a bag full of necessaries which had to be collected from here and there--the man being nearly crazy with anxiety in the meantime.
No, I sha'n't; for when I suggested theft about the watch and got such a rap, I went and examined my room, and the pencil case was missing, but it was only mislaid, and I found it again.
It was, in effect, that the cook had mislaid the beef.
I remember your telling me years ago that you had sent it down to Selby, and that it had got mislaid or stolen on the way.
Of a sudden another broke out in a querulous way like a man who has mislaid his hat.
While Captain Bonneville remained among the Nez Perces, if a glove, handkerchief, or anything of similar value, was lost or mislaid, it was carried by the finder to the lodge of the chief, and proclamation was made by one of their criers, for the owner to come and claim his property.
A key was mislaid, Betsey accused of having got at his new hat, and some slight, but essential alteration of his uniform waistcoat, which he had been promised to have done for him, entirely neglected.
They'd probably mislaid the papers," I said, and I told him the story of a three-million pound insurrection caused by a deputy Under-Secretary sitting upon a mass of green-labelled correspondence instead of reading it.
They know all about your comin', an' the Colonel will see that ye're not lost or mislaid anywhere on the road.
Crane mislaid his sword, not to mention his companion.
I knew an actor who mislaid his wig once and had to rush on to play the hero in his own hair, which was jet-black, and the gallery howled at all his noble sentiments under the impression that he was the villain.