MISHAP


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MISHAP

(language)
An early system on the IBM 1130.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
References in classic literature ?
If our mishap were one of those that are cured with a couple of plasters, it would not be so bad; but I am beginning to think that all the plasters in a hospital almost won't be enough to put us right.
No more of that: pluck strength out of weakness, Sancho, as I mean to do," returned Don Quixote, "and let us see how Rocinante is, for it seems to me that not the least share of this mishap has fallen to the lot of the poor beast.
That is," said Don Quixote, "when they cannot help it, or when they are in love; and so true is this that there have been knights who have remained two years on rocks, in sunshine and shade and all the inclemencies of heaven, without their ladies knowing anything of it; and one of these was Amadis, when, under the name of Beltenebros, he took up his abode on the Pena Pobre for -I know not if it was eight years or eight months, for I am not very sure of the reckoning; at any rate he stayed there doing penance for I know not what pique the Princess Oriana had against him; but no more of this now, Sancho, and make haste before a mishap like Rocinante's befalls the ass.
To this the squire replied, "Senor, as these mishaps are what one reaps of chivalry, tell me if they happen very often, or if they have their own fixed times for coming to pass; because it seems to me that after two harvests we shall be no good for the third, unless God in his infinite mercy helps us.
Many workmen, it is true, paid with their lives for the rashness inherent in these dangerous labors; but these mishaps are impossible to be avoided, and they are classed among the details with which the Americans trouble themselves but little.
We boys were all shelling peas, but the story, as it went on, rapt us from the poor employ, and whatever our fingers were doing, our spirits were away in that strange land of adventures and mishaps, where the fevered life of the knight truly without fear and without reproach burned itself out.
All night he ran, blundering in the darkness into mishaps and obstacles that delayed but did not daunt.
It was also decided that in case of any disaster or mishap the rescue 1299 at the Commissioner Office would play a central role.
Jeff "Kooch" Kuss, in a tragic mishap during an air show practice flight in Smyrna, Tennessee, June 2.
AF maintainers conduct FOD walks daily on the flight line to reduce the possibility of foreign objects finding their way into an aircraft and causing a mishap.
Another mishap occurred on Gujranwala Road near Dera Shah Jamal when a recklessly driven truck hit the three bike riders as a result of which Gulzar Ishaq was killed on-the-spot while Kaleem and Shoukat were seriously injured and were removed to the DHQ Hospital Hafizabad.
Visiting a mishap site looking for remains is not good.