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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.
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He's a 'mislayer' par excellence, having a list of missing items (some recovered, some not, none allowed to be forgotten) which stretches far back into history, and includes keys, suit jackets, pairs of jeans, pairs of shoes, the contents of several 'dirty bags' (you do those too, when in hotels, yes?), mobile phones, reading glasses, laptops...