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Language: Old English
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mist

1 noun
     
Related topics: Nature
mist1
1 [uncountable and countable]DN a light cloud low over the ground that makes it difficult for you to see very far [↪ fog]:
We could just see the outline of the house through the mist.
Next morning, the whole town was shrouded in mist (=covered in mist).
2

lost in the mists of time

if something such as a fact or secret is lost in the mists of time, no one remembers it because it happened so long ago:
The real reasons for the war are now lost in the mists of time.
3

see something through a mist of tears

literary to see something while you are crying

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