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aggregation of water droplets or ice crystals immediately above the surface of the earth (i.e., a cloud near the ground). A light or thin fog is usually called a mist. Fog may occur when the moisture content of the air is increased beyond the saturation point.
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In Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, the vampire authority, suggested that vampires could transform into a mist, although their ability to travel very far in this form was quite limited. Dracula adopted this form to conceal himself on the ship Demeter while traveling to England. In this form, he could move with ease in and out of the box in which he rested. Van Helsing, acknowledging this ability, sealed the door of the vault of the vampirized Lucy Westenra‘s resting place with a putty containing flakes of a eucharistic wafer so not the tiniest space was left for her to escape. He later sealed the door to Castle Dracula in a similar manner.

Dracula’s primary appearances in the form of mist were during his attacks on Mina Murray. In Murray’s record of the first attack, she noted that she saw a thin streak of white mist that moved across the lawn. It seemed to have a sentience and vitality all its own. The mist started to move into the room, not through the window, but through the joinings of the door. The mist concentrated into a cloud out of which Dracula emerged. Several days later, when the men finally figured out that Murray was under attack, they went to her room and found her drinking Dracula’s blood. They moved toward him with crucifixes in hand, but he turned back into mist and disappeared under the door.

The idea of the vampire transforming into mist was a minor concept in folklore, but it was occasionally mentioned as a logical means for the vampire to leave and return from the grave without disturbing the topsoil that covered the coffin. The idea of such a transformation was often made when small holes apparently leading downward to the coffin lid appeared on the top of the grave.

In a famous moment from the fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy staked Dracula and then apparently left his Sunnydale lair. After a moment, Dracula began to reform from a mist. Buffy then quickly reentered the scene to stake him a second time, noting that she was aware of Dracula’s ability to revive from mist because she had watched him do this in the movies.

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What does it mean when you dream about mist?

Mist or fog can symbolize a confused state of mind, as well as the desire to see things more clearly.

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(fluid mechanics)
Fine liquid droplets suspended in or falling through a moving or stationary gas atmosphere.
A hydrometeor consisting of an aggregate of microscopic and more or less hygroscopic water droplets suspended in the atmosphere; it produces, generally, a thin, grayish veil over the landscape; it reduces visibility to a lesser extent than fog; the relative humidity with mist is often less than 95.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


The condition in which the horizontal visibility at the surface of the earth is between 3000 and 10,000 ft (1–3 km) because of suspended water droplets or ice crystals in the air. The relative humidity in mist is between 95 and 100%.
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1. a thin fog resulting from condensation in the air near the earth's surface
2. Meteorol such an atmospheric condition with a horizontal visibility of 1--2 kilometres
3. Chem a colloidal suspension of a liquid in a gas
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Both open with single intervals, both have the obvious features of "mistiness" and "clearing up" (especially in their opening sections), both have moments of inversional symmetry (see especially the middle area of Coulee), and both reach their highest pitch at the end, following an openly spaced broad registral span.
The passage points up a basic problemof the self-limiting tale with its friendly tone: a crucial moment comes, in a sense the moment toward which the whole book, with its reluctant loves, has built, and all it can muster for the challenge is "the silly mistiness in my eyes.' Studied avoidance of the strongest emotions and the most interesting ideas almost guarantees that when they have to be confronted they will sound sentimental or tortuously literary.
For Newcastle it was a darker day than any fog on the Tyne could muster, while for Villa it was the mistiness of what to make of a strange old season at Villa Park.
"OFFHAND," wrote Cliff Morgan, one of that select band of Welsh fly-halves made in heaven, poetic purveyor by appointment of Celtic mistiness, "I cannot think of any place on Earth I would sooner be on Good Friday than Penarth." But not any more, Cliff, not any more.
I blinked and it went away, but this mistiness kept coming back.
Judging by the creases in his face and the mistiness of his eyes, I think the bloke behind me was a little too wrapped up in his own emotional turmoil to be too bothered about what I'd been doing, but I patted him on the back as he stumbled off the terraces, and I think we parted on good terms.
The same touch is present in the writing as in the drawing, but why the one creates solidity--or mistiness, as in the Sung--while the other simply defines a meaning, as in a text, is a beautiful problem for the perceptual psychologist.
Mistiness came from last for a seven-length romp although 3lb claimer Downey has been handed a four-day ban for using his whip above the permitted level.
What's not: If the mistiness in your eyes starts interfering with your vision.
This might mean that the picture was taken very early morning, which would explain the absence of people and the slight mistiness. Trams started running at 6am, so that might be the first tram of the day having just left the depot at the top of the street.
A place in Time, to be revisited, That distant hill, mature oaks and maples, a mistiness in longing and hoping.
Hawthorne's Pierce rejects abolitionism as the "mistiness of a philanthropic theory," favoring instead the "great and sacred reality" of America in its existing, albeit flawed, circumstances (23:292, 293).