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 ?
I would write to him myself, but have mislaid his direction; and, as I hinted above, am afraid he took something in my conduct amiss.
I'm sorry the Rainbow's Daughter missed her mist-cakes," said the Tin Woodman to Dorothy; "but by a mistake Miss Polly's mist-cakes were mislaid and not missed until now.
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.
At the time when "Notre-Dame-de-Paris" was printed the first time, the manuscript of these three chapters had been mislaid.
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.
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.
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.
Your father gave him our address when he was dying, but the envelope on which it was written got mislaid, and he only came across it a day or two ago.
She mislaid him Saturday afternoon--and for a long time suffered no inconvenience.
Some letter has been mislaid, or some messenger has been stopped upon the way.
It was, in effect, that the cook had mislaid the beef.