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  • v. Present participle of mizzle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thick mist or fine rain; a mist.


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  • This was what is here called a mizzling rain, which fell from the ceiling or roof of the cavern, through the veins of the rock.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • We had no idea that there was anything spartan about this, sitting on the river bank in the mizzling rain and talking about essays, until we went to the Roundwood Inn for a black coffee and found a gang of friends from Dublin ordering colossal pies and roasts with pints of ale and cider.

    Mullet Resting On Its Laurels

  • The weather had changed overnight, when a backing wind brought a granite sky and a mizzling rain with it, and although it was now only a little after two o'clock in the afternoon, the pallour of a winter evening seemed to have closed upon the hills, cloaking them in mist.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • They had begun walking to town in a chill, mizzling rain.

    Cold Mountain

  • Green they passed, and lushly green they stretched to the hills, whence mildly came the mizzling rain.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • He walked in the same kind of weather the previous day had endured, a dreary mizzling rain and an all-pervading dampness, forgetting — which was quite typical — that he had a fortune on his back.

    The First Man in Rome

  • How strange the world was! thought Gaius Marius, looking closely into the glazed faces of the men wearing purple-bordered togas all around him in that dreary, mizzling hour after dawn.

    The First Man in Rome

  • The dreamflight pitched steeply, and all at once Zeke's awareness was mizzling in a sparse, modern apartment.

    In Other Worlds

  • If when he commenced a long journey, by sea or land, there happened to fall a mizzling rain, he held it to be a good sign of a speedy and happy return.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 02: Augustus

  • A slow, mizzling rain had set in, and probably a more gloomy day never presented itself.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals


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  • "There was a mizzling rain at the time, but he said this was all to the good as it softened the paper: the quill -- he always used a goose quill for drawing -- then ran more kindly over the surface. C. Henry Warren writing about the English artist Thomas Hennell. The Countryman, Autumn 1957, p. 430.

    November 2, 2009