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/ˈmaɪtɪs; ˈmiː-/
a malleable iron, fluid enough for casting, made by adding a small amount of aluminium to wrought iron
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: soft
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  • mitis refers to the soft, delicate foliage of shortleaf pine.

  • I took mitis in my hands, stretched them out and drew them up again.

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  • He is less strong than mitis, and possibly less precocious in this respect.

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  • I stretch out my finger to mitis, who is still lying on the spot where I found him at first.

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  • Here the Countess of Rennes gave birth to a marvellously beautiful boy, who was christened mitis.

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  • Standing and walking about on my hand had stimulated mitis to an extraordinary display of strength.

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  • mitis has tumbled off the bed with affright, uttering a plaintive cry.

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  • Riquet has become more patient, and mitis more lively during the last few days.

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  • mitis, who is so gentle, has more flattened ears than Riquet; the latters stand up more like those of foxes and wolves.

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