Talk:mizzle

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Verb

  1. To muddle or confuse.
  2. To succumb.

The verb senses "muddle or confuse", "succumb" and "abscond". — Paul G 09:40, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

the ‘abscond’ sense is in my Shorter OED. Widsith 10:33, 18 January 2006 (UTC)
OK, good. Is this an extant sense? Could we have some references and quotations added to the page, please? — Paul G 10:10, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

I have added a quotation indicating that sense. Andrew massyn 20:43, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Added cites for 'abscond', which is also in the AHD. The 'confused' sense is asserted to exist in one of those 'language facts' books, but I'm not immediately finding cites (except perhaps this one book which uses 'mizzle head' as a term of abuse, which doesnt necessarily continue this sense). I don't know how the 'succumb' sense would work, as there are no apparent hits for 'mizzle(s/d/ing) to' in this sense (but then, 'succumb' might just be quirky word choice, as 'abscond' was, the latter being a word I never hear without 'with'). —Muke Tever 04:49, 22 January 2006 (UTC)