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Thursday, 2 July 2009

It's raining again...

Mizzle Pictures, Images and Photos

While it seems to be sizzling everywhere else, here in the (often frozen) north...

"It's mizzling out!"

rain Pictures, Images and Photos


Misty rain or drizzle...

To rain in fine drops...

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to mizzle (third-person singular simple present mizzles, present participle mizzling, simple past and past participle mizzled)

  1. (British, intransitive) To rain in very fine drops.
  2. To abscond, scram, flee.


  • (rain in very fine drops): drizzle
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  • 19th c. Epigram quoted by Thomas Wright (1810 - 1877), reproduced in Webst 1902-1913:

    As long as George IV could reign, he reigned, and then he mizzled.

  • 1850, Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

    “Now you may mizzle, Jemmy (as we say at Court), and if Mr. Copperfield will take the chair I’ll operate on him.”

  • 1986, Joan Aiken, Dido and Pa

    “Now you better mizzle,” Dido told him. “Get back to your own quarters, fast.
Ah, the British weather, eh?! And you know we English never stop talking about it... Whenever we've got to make small talk, weather shall be the subject... You bet!

Global warming? Pffffffffffffffffttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!

How is the weather chez vous, mes bloggy Weather-Girls and Boys?!

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Sink said...

It'be been raining here for weeks! I'm beginning to think that Global Warming is speeding up the water cycle..But I love my new word mizzle.

Crazy Charm said...

Rain is my absolute favorite type of weather .. However I enjoy it more when I can lay in bed and read, enjoying the rain :)

Derrick said...

Hi Fhina,

Great minds think alike (especially British ones!). Our musical selections are a little different though! We still have the sunshine and I'm hoping we can hang on to it a little longer.

Anonymous said...

I've learnt a new word! Love it...

We're having a heat wave over here in Sweden.. not a mizzle in sight!

Diane said...

It mizzled a lot here a few weeks ago... then it was dry... then, last night, it monsooned. I think it might mizzle again today, though. I quite like mizzle-y weather (and saying 'mizzle' ;) xo

shabby girl said...

We are getting more than a mizzle from the monsoons here in Arizona. After two storms, the weeds are greening up just fine!

Cynthia L. H. said...

After a spring of almost monsoons...and not a lot of mizzling...it is dry as a bone 'round these here parts!
(LOVE the photo of the teacups!)

kapgaf said...

Ma chère Boucle d'Or,

C'est la canicule ! We're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave. Except it's dry as a bone. But Paris in the searing heat just smells of cars and dog poop and nothing nice. Oh for a the mizzle - I'm off to Brittany on Sunday, bet it'll mizzle there!

Grosses bises

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Sinkstress: I am amazed, while the sun appears to be shining just about everywhere! I am glad you like the word, Mizzle - Strangely, in the top picture, which has not fully posted, there is a sign saying, 'Mizzle' x

Crazy Charm: Lying in bed while listening to the rain was one of my father's favourite things to do! x

Derrick: I don't believe it, Sir! I am coming over there shortly to sort your mind out! Bless you... Think we'll be getting the rain back tomorrow though...

ladyfi: Glad you love it, my dahlink ladyfi - It has been hot here today, on a day I post of rain, but we have been having significant showers in the north of late - A viaduct fell on a house in County Durham this week, and the weather was likely to blame! x

Diane: Much mizzle to you, Madame Mizzle xxx

shabstress: Monsoons in Arizona, I am really surprised - Is that usual weather for this time of year, shabby girl? Take care, and mind those monster weeds! I've seen Tremors! x

Cynthia L. H.: Welcome along! I am glad you liked the photo of the teacups!

kapgaf said...

Ma chèrie! I know what you mean about those interesting smells a Paris in a heat wave - Tres interessant, non?! Get that face mask on, my dahlink! I hope you find some peace and cooling en Bretagne... How adorable - Will miss you! xox

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

wish it was raining this side Fhi!

Mizzling love learning new words... have you checked out scriptex sinex words, words, words blog

Bee said...

Please do send us some mizzle, friend from the north. We are just burning up down south of you.

I love the word mizzle. It is very much YOU; it has your whimsical charm.

p.s. I never tire of discussing the weather. It dictates everything as far as I am concerned.

Pinkerbell said...

I love that phrase "mizzle", I'd forgotten all about it. It's a very precise amount and size of rain I seem to remember!

What glorious weather the last few days. I have tomorrow off and a weekend by the sea planned so I think it will thunder and rain...

Such is life :-)

lakeviewer said...

Sunny and a cool 65 on the Pacific Coast-fog lingering on the ocean.

carma said...

It's been sunny, hot and humid here for weeks. I'm sure you didn't want to hear that!

Something I wrote earlier...

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