Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
Ghost Hawk arose like a mist from the estuary salt-marsh on the South Shore where she built her island home.
Above, the jagged mountain tops were veiled in an ominous cloud of mist.
In this valley so far away from Syria, questions loom like mist drifting off the Caucasus.
At the cemetery, the mist became rain and thunder announced itself in the distance.
The darkness was so intense that it could be felt like a mist.
Whether these creatures faded into mist, or mist enshrouded them, he could not tell.
And she sat as if feeling her way back through the mist of years.
But I trust that we shall not surround the matter with a mist of sentiment.
Soon it took a certain measure of imagination to conceive of that darker spot in the mist of darkness as the form of a fellow man.
Old English mist "dimness (of eyesight), mist" (earliest in compounds, such as misthleoðu "misty cliffs," wælmist "mist of death"), from Proto-Germanic *mikhstaz (cf. Middle Low German mist, Dutch mist, Icelandic mistur, Norwegian and Swedish mist), perhaps from PIE *meigh- "to urinate" (cf. Greek omikhle, Old Church Slavonic migla, Sanskrit mih, megha "cloud, mist;" see micturition).
Sometimes distinguished from fog, either as being less opaque or as consisting of drops large enough to have a perceptible downward motion. [OED]Also in Old English in sense of "dimness of the eyes, either by illness or tears," and in figurative sense of "things that obscure mental vision."
Old English mistian "to become misty, to be or grow misty;" see mist (n.). Meaning "To cover with mist" is early 15c. Related: Misted; misting.
A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the Earth. Mist reduces visibility to not less than 1 km (0.62 mi). Compare fog.