Mizzled
Mizzle Miz"zle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mizzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mizzling}.] [See {Misle}, and cf. {Mistle}.] 1. To rain in very fine drops; to drizzle. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To take one's self off; to go. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

As long as George the Fourth could reign, he reigned, And then he mizzled. --Epigram, quoted by Wright. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mizzling — Mizzle Miz zle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mizzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mizzling}.] [See {Misle}, and cf. {Mistle}.] 1. To rain in very fine drops; to drizzle. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To take one s self off; to go. [Slang] [1913 Webster] As long as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mizzle — I. intransitive verb (mizzled; mizzling) Etymology: Middle English misellen; akin to Dutch dialect mizzelen to drizzle, Middle Dutch mist fog, mist Date: 15th century to rain in very fine drops ; drizzle • mizzle noun • mizzly adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • mizzle — I Australian Slang 1. (of rain) drizzle; 2. (older slang) depart; leave; 3. drizzling rain II Mawdesley Glossary to disappear, to go away. An object has mizzled. been stolen …   English dialects glossary

  • mizzle — /ˈmɪzəl/ (say mizuhl) verb (i) (mizzled, mizzling) 1. to rain in very fine drops. –noun 2. such fine rain. {Middle English; origin uncertain; a frequentative formation with the suffix le} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mizzle — [miz′əl] vt., vi. mizzled, mizzling [LME misellen, prob. < LowG, as in Du dial. miezelen, LowG miseln: for IE base see MIST] Dial. to rain in a fine mist; drizzle n. Dial. a misty rain; drizzle mizzly adj …   English World dictionary

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