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  • A forest ranger, Will Ferrell,along with his two children, quite by accident, stumble into a myste...

    ‘Land of the Lost’ Picture

  • The same day in the afternoone we sawe in the element, a cloud with a long tayle, like vnto the tayle of a serpent, which cloud is called in Italian Cion, the tayle of this cloud did hang as it were into the sea: and we did see the water vnder the sayde cloude ascend, as it were like a smoke or myste, the which this Cion drew vp to it.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • With that, the gully dwarf shaman had clamped his hand over his large mouth, refusing to give Flint further clues about the myste - rious missive.

    Flint, the King

  • There were lives at stake and responsibilities to be assumed in questing for the myste - rious magic, and if the result of his going was to secure for the people of all nations a magic that would further their development and fulfill their needs-a result that Walker had taken great pains to assure him was possible-it was the right thing to do.

    Ilse Witch

  • By day the sound of cannon and rifle shots was almost continuous, and the nights were myste - riously filled with sparks and sudden explosions that seemed to come from some unknown depth.

    Tales From The Secret Annex

  • Something about the man's air and appearance made Pearson-Smith inclined to trust him, though there was a myste-riousness about the proposal with which he felt ill at ease.

    Operation Sea Lion

  • Faust's vagrant life made him an elusive and myste - rious figure whose supernatural attainments could nei - ther be verified nor disproved, and he quickly became the protagonist of a modern magus myth — its hero insofar as he represented the thirst of an age of geo - graphical and scientific discovery for new knowledge

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Hecket [65] ynne a myste, and wyth thyne eyne yblente,

    The Rowley Poems

  • ¶ Derke as a myste or a fayned fable Original has myhe instead

    The Assemble of Goddes

  • A moment later we were actually in his sanctum, and the myste - rious scientist, whose vagaries had brought us from London, was standing before us.

    The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

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  • Sorry, mystes seems to be already singular.

    October 3, 2008

  • Perhaps. Thanks. :-)

    September 24, 2008

  • Initiate, perhaps? (based on the original Greek etymology of mystic)

    September 23, 2008

  • "Certain mystes aver that the real world has been constructed by the human mind, since (...)" -- Gene Wolfe - "The Book of the New Sun"

    Help! What does that word mean?

    September 23, 2008