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- v. To send incorrectly or to the wrong destination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To send amiss or incorrectly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To send amiss or incorrectly: as, to missend a letter.
mis- + send (Wiktionary)
Possibly, if you do answer it, and direct it to Herman Melville, you will missend it -- for the very fingers that now guide this pen are not precisely the same that just took it up and put it on this paper.