Miscarrying
Miscarry Mis*car"ry, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Miscarried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Miscarrying}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination, or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to suffer defeat. [1913 Webster]

My ships have all miscarried. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The cardinal's letters to the pope miscarried. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring forth young before the time they are viable; to have a spontaneous abortion. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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