Miscarriage

Mis*car"riage

(?), n. 1. Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a proper or desired result or reach a destination; as, a serious miscarriage of justice.
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When a counselor, to save himself,
Would lay miscarriages upon his prince.
Dryden.
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2. Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings and miscarriages of the righteous. Rogers.
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3. The act of bringing forth a child before the time it is viable; a premature birth, resulting in death of the fetus; spontaneous abortion.
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