What does the word miscarriage mean?

Usage examples for miscarriage

  1. I had before my eye so many critical adventures ended in miscarriage, that caution was forced upon me. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  2. The papers have had articles about it, too, and the affair has been called 'A Miscarriage of Justice. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  3. The slightest accident to our engine, however, or a miscarriage in any part of our program, would have completely changed the conditions. – Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War by Various