malappropriated

malappropriated

(ˌmæləˈprəʊprɪˌeɪtɪd)
adj
misused or mishandled
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She seemed willing to do her best; though she thrust the hearth-brush into the grates in mistake for the poker, and malappropriated several other articles of her craft: but I retired, confiding in her energy for a resting-place against my return.