mizmaze


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mizmaze

(ˈmɪzˌmeɪz)
n
a maze or a complex networkthe condition of being puzzled or baffled
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Mizmaze

 a labyrinth; a state of confusion—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: mizmaze of glory, 1814; of variety of opinions.
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References in classic literature ?
But so cunningly contrived a mizmaze was never seen in the world, before nor since.
It's derived from the Yiddish word mizmaze, Yiddish of course being a Germanic language.
Stuart Kidd corrects various errors in "Mizmaze" in the August 2000 issue: (1) in the H stanza, mazhor should be mahzor; (2) in the U stanza, there is no UT bigram ("But the vacuum ..."); (3) in the Z stanza, arzunite should be arzrunite; (4) in the M stanza, there is no MJ bigram ("might place the circumjacent gymkhana firmly in the community column ...").