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MISHAP

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An early system on the IBM 1130.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
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And yet thine, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "ought to be used to such squalls; but mine, reared in soft cloth and fine linen, it is plain they must feel more keenly the pain of this mishap, and if it were not that I imagine- why do I say imagine?
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.
After her first burst of disappointment Joan began to take the mishap as she had taken Tess's original trouble, as she would have taken a wet holiday or failure in the potato-crop; as a thing which had come upon them irrespective of desert or folly; a chance external impingement to be borne with; not a lesson.
Has your husband told you about the mishap, Mademoiselle la Boudraque?
The matrimonial mishap looked down at me with almost canine intelligence in his face.
KARACHI -- A common data would be compiled of machinery and vehicles for facing challenges pertaining to natural calamities and mishaps.
These three mishaps will be thoroughly investigated, and we will learn from them all.
Foreign objects have been a nuisance contributor to mishaps involving powered flight since Orville Wright hit a bird while flying circles over a field near Dayton, Ohio.
HAFIZABAD -- Three bike riders were killed while two others seriously injured in two different road mishaps at two different places on Monday.
Recently there have been two Class A aviation mishaps in the Marine Corps that have hit the news media.