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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miss  \Miss\,  n.;  pl  {Misses}.  [Contr.  fr  mistress.] 
  1.  A  title  of  courtesy  prefixed  to  the  name  of  a  girl  or  a 
  woman  who  has  not  been  married.  See  {Mistress},  5. 
 
  Note:  There  is  diversity  of  usage  in  the  application  of  this 
  title  to  two  or  more  persons  of  the  same  name  We  may 
  write  either  the  Miss  Browns  or  the  Misses  Brown. 
 
  2.  A  young  unmarried  woman  or  a  girl;  as  she  is  a  miss  of 
  sixteen. 
 
  Gay  vanity,  with  smiles  and  kisses,  Was  busy  'mongst 
  the  maids  and  misses.  --Cawthorn. 
 
  3.  A  kept  mistress.  See  {Mistress},  4.  [Obs.]  --Evelyn. 
 
  4.  (Card  Playing)  In  the  game  of  three-card  loo,  an  extra 
  hand,  dealt  on  the  table,  which  may  be  substituted  for  the 
  hand  dealt  to  a  player. 




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