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mischievous
used in The Mill on the Floss

2 uses
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Definition
naughtily or annoyingly playful

or:

tending to create mischief (minor harm — especially from bad behavior)
  • He knew all about worms, and fish, and those things; and what birds were mischievous, and how padlocks opened, and which way the handles of the gates were to be lifted.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (76% in)
  • "He's never behaved quite so pretty to our family as he should do, and the children take after him,—the boy's very mischievous, and runs away from his aunts and uncles, and the gell's rude and brown.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (81% in)

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