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Mischief


MIS'CHIEF, noun

1. Harm; hurt; injury; damage; evil, whether intended or not. A new law is made to remedy the mischief

2. Intentional injury; harm or damage done by design.

Thy tongue deviseth mischief Psalms 52:1.

3. Ill consequence; evil; vexatious affair.

The mischief was, these allies would never allow that the common enemy was subdued.

MIS'CHIEF, verb transitive To hurt; to harm; to injure.