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D00M
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:53:35 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

What does "mist over" mean in the following, please?

It was a big vehicle and a deceptively steep slope. The headlights shone into timbers, into trees that looked like ghosts; a flood of light diffused by fog and further diffused by the windscreen constantly misting over.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:34:17 AM

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Verb 1. mist over - become covered with mist; "The windshield misted over"

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It would become covered in mist - and when they wiped it, it would become covered again.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Nelson Cerqueira
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:50:21 AM

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Foggy, unclear,
D00M
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:57:43 PM

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Thank you DS.

It means that the headlights produced a flood of light but fog accompanied by the misting windshield diffused that light.

Is my understanding correct?

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
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