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Melodye or glee; here Koch remarks that Chaucer 'evidently mistook tirelire for turelure.'
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
A scene like this must have been rare even to the priest of God; for he mistook this sad woman for one drunken with wine.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
The story goes that one night during the carnival he was wounded by some masqueraders, who mistook him for another person.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
When the sun rose, all on board beheld one of the Ba-hamas, which Columbus mistook for an island off the coast of Asia.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
But she realized her husband's horror and mistook it for disgust.
THE BLOT ON THE KAISER'S 'SCUTCHEONNEWELL DWIGHT HILLIS
They at last made the island of Tofoa, near to Anamooka, which they mistook for it.
VOYAGE OF H.M.S. PANDORAEDWARD EDWARDS
I had a dream—I must be mistook, of course, but I thought Connie had come back.
SUE, A LITTLE HEROINEL. T. MEADE
The farmer, however, mistook this action for the ferocity of despair.
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILSCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Wilkins explained today that he mistook Mrs. Wheaton for Carrie Nation, whom the former resembles.
PRISONS AND PRAYER: OR A LABOR OF LOVEELIZABETH RYDER WHEATON
His assassin mistook him for a person related to himself, whose loss would be his own financial gain.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE

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