from The Century Dictionary.
- Wrongly understood; mistaken.
- noun A misunderstanding.
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Les passions agissent trop fortement sur le coeur des hommes, pour ne pas en restreindre la vivacité par des règlemens sages; leur intérêt même souvent mal-entendu les aveugle sur leurs propres avantages.
To this Strepsiades alludes when he says. he was defrauded of two measures, and to this humorous mal-entendu he obsti - nately adheres through the whole scene, playing upon tlie pedantry of the philosopher by contrasting it with the rusti - city of the clown, which, though difficult to translate into modern language, is surely a scene in the best style of the author.
_mal-entendu_ as to "Daniel Nathaniel" could not then have occurred, as the Officer would have obtained the name correctly.