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miscarriage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miscarriage  \Mis*car"riage\,  n. 
  1.  Unfortunate  event  or  issue  of  an  undertaking;  failure  to 
  attain  a  desired  result  or  reach  a  destination. 
 
  When  a  counselor,  to  save  himself,  Would  lay 
  miscarriages  upon  his  prince.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Ill  conduct;  evil  or  improper  behavior;  as  the  failings 
  and  miscarriages  of  the  righteous.  --Rogers. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  bringing  forth  before  the  time;  premature 
  birth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  miscarriage 
  n  1:  failure  of  a  plan  [syn:  {abortion}] 
  2:  a  natural  loss  of  the  products  of  conception  [syn:  {spontaneous 
  abortion},  {stillbirth}]  [ant:  {live  birth}] 




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