mischieving

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mischieve +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

mischieving ‎(plural mischievings)

  1. (now Scotland) The causing of damage or terror; rampaging. [from 15th c.]
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song:
      And it ate up sheep and men and women and was a fair terror, and the King had his heralds cry a reward to whatever knight would ride and end the mischieving of the beast.