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Mystic,

Conn.: see StoningtonStonington
, town (1990 pop. 16,919), New London co., extreme SE Conn., on a peninsula jutting into Long Island Sound; settled 1649 from Plymouth, inc. 1662. Fishing has declined, but the manufacture of precision tools, boats, and textiles remain leading industries.
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Mystic.

1 River, c.10 mi (16 km) long, rising in SE Conn. and flowing S past Old Mystic and Mystic villages to the Long Island Sound. Mystic Seaport, a maritime museum, is at its mouth. 2 River, c.7 mi (11 km) long, rising in Mystic Lakes, E Mass., and flowing SE, past Medford, into Boston Harbor at Charlestown. Medford was one of the important early settlements on its banks.

mystic

a person who achieves mystical experience or an apprehension of divine mysteries

MYSTIC

(language)
An early system on the IBM 704, IBM 650, IBM 1103 and 1103A.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
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The first class set forth, that Rebecca was heard to mutter to herself in an unknown tongue that the songs she sung by fits were of a strangely sweet sound, which made the ears of the hearer tingle, and his heart throb that she spoke at times to herself, and seemed to look upward for a reply that her garments were of a strange and mystic form, unlike those of women of good repute that she had rings impressed with cabalistical devices, and that strange characters were broidered on her veil.
Considering how little satisfaction I got from it at first it is remarkable that I should not have grown more tired of wondering what mystic rites of ennui the Misses Bordereau celebrated in their darkened rooms; whether this had always been the tenor of their life and how in previous years they had escaped elbowing their neighbors.
We seemed like knights of some old legend, sailing across some mystic lake into the unknown realm of twilight, unto the great land of the sunset.
At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges.
Morley has dwelt strongly on the circumstance of Wordsworth's remarkable personal happiness, as having had much to do with the physiognomy of his poetic creation--a calm, irresistible, well-being--almost mystic in character, and yet doubtless [93] connected with physical conditions.
Dame Dermody's nobler superstition formed an integral part of her religious convictions--convictions which had long since found their chosen resting-place in the mystic doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg.
of Expurgated Hoodlums; the Mystic Alliances of Georgeous Regalians;
We cannot put it into words, perhaps, for it is something mystic and strange, something that takes us nearer fairyland and makes us see that land of dreams with clearer eyes.
Tis an enchanted spot this, I am very sure, and we should go softly, speaking low, lest we disturb the rest of a white, wet naiad, or break some spell that has cost long years of mystic weaving.
Anne smiled in the soft twilight; she felt quite sure what the mystic shadow promised her.
There, raised high on a throne--seated on his typical antelope, with his four arms stretching towards the four corners of the earth-- there, soared above us, dark and awful in the mystic light of heaven, the god of the Moon.
The rest of his escape does not lend itself to mystic treatment and symbolic interpretation.