Mis*car"riage (?), n.
Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a desired result or reach a destination.
When a counselor, to save himself,
Would lay miscarriages upon his prince.
Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings and miscarriages of the righteous.
The act of bringing forth before the time; premature birth.
© Webster 1913.