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    MANACLING, ppr. Confining the hands; shackling.

    MANAGE, v.t.

    1. To conduct; to carry on; to direct the concerns of; as, to manage a farm; to manage the affairs of a family.NWAD MANAGE.2

    What wars I manage, and what wreaths I gain.NWAD MANAGE.3

    2. To train or govern, as a horse.NWAD MANAGE.4

    They vault from hunters to the managed steed.NWAD MANAGE.5

    3. To govern; to control; to make tame or tractable; as, the buffalo is too refractory to be managed.NWAD MANAGE.6

    4. To wield; to move or use in the manner desired; to have under command.NWAD MANAGE.7

    Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed.NWAD MANAGE.8

    5. To make subservient.NWAD MANAGE.9

    Antony managed him to his own views.NWAD MANAGE.10

    6. To husband; to treat with caution or sparingly.NWAD MANAGE.11

    The less he had to lose, the less he car’dNWAD MANAGE.12

    To manage lithesome life, when love was the reward.NWAD MANAGE.13

    7. To treat with caution or judgment; to govern with address.NWAD MANAGE.14

    It was much his interest to manage his protestant subjects.NWAD MANAGE.15

    MANAGE, v.i. To direct or conduct affairs; to carry on concerns or business.

    Leave them to manage for thee.NWAD MANAGE.17

    MANAGE, n. Conduct; administration; as the manage of the state or kingdom.

    1. Government; control, as of a horse, or the exercise of riding him.NWAD MANAGE.19

    2. Discipline; governance; direction.NWAD MANAGE.20

    3. Use; application or treatment.NWAD MANAGE.21

    Quicksilver will not endure the manage of the fire.NWAD MANAGE.22

    [This word is nearly obsolete in all its applications, unless in reference to horses. We now use management.]NWAD MANAGE.23

    MANAGEABLE, a. Easy to be used or directed to its proper purpose; not difficult to be moved or wielded. Heavy cannon are not very manageable.

    1. Governable; tractable; that may be controlled; as a manageable horse.NWAD MANAGEABLE.2

    2. That may be made subservient to one’s views or designs.NWAD MANAGEABLE.3

    MANAGEABLENESS, n. The quality of being easily used, or directed to its proper purpose; as the manageableness of an instrument.

    1. Tractableness; the quality of being susceptible of government and control; easiness to be governed.NWAD MANAGEABLENESS.2

    MANAGED, pp. Conducted; carried on; trained by discipline; governed; controlled; wielded.

    MANAGEMENT, n. Conduct; administration; manner of treating, directing or carrying on; as the management of a family or of a farm; the management of state affairs.

    1. Cunning practice; conduct directed by art, design or prudence; contrivance.NWAD MANAGEMENT.2

    Mark with what management their tribes divide.NWAD MANAGEMENT.3

    2. Practice; transaction; dealing.NWAD MANAGEMENT.4

    He had great management with ecclesiastics, in the view to be advanced to the pontificate.NWAD MANAGEMENT.5

    3. Modulation; variation.NWAD MANAGEMENT.6

    All directions as to the management of the voice, must be regarded as subsidiary to the expression of feeling.NWAD MANAGEMENT.7

    MANAGER, n. One who has the conduct or direction of any thing; as the manager of a theater; the manager of a lottery, of a ball, etc.

    A skilful manager of the rabble.NWAD MANAGER.2

    An artful manager, that crept between--NWAD MANAGER.3

    1. A person who conducts business with economy and frugality; a good husband.NWAD MANAGER.4

    A prince of great aspiring thoughts; in the main, a manager of his treasure.NWAD MANAGER.5

    MANAGERY, n. [from manage.] conduct; direction; administration.

    1. Husbandry; economy; frugality.NWAD MANAGERY.2

    2. Manner of using.NWAD MANAGERY.3

    [Little used or obsolete in all its applications.]NWAD MANAGERY.4

    MANAGING, ppr. Conducting; regulating; directing; governing; wielding.

    MANAKIN, n. The name of a beautiful race of birds found in warm climates.

    MANATI, MANATUS, n. The sea-cow, or fish-tailed walrus, an animal of the genus Trichechus, which grows to an enormous size; sometimes it is said, to the length twenty three feet. Of this animal there are two varieties, the australis, or lamentin, and borealis, or whale-tailed manati. It has fore feet palmated, and furnished with claws, but the hind part ends in a tail like that of a fish. The skin is of a dark color, the eyes small, and instead of teeth, the mouth is furnished with hard bones, extending the whole length of the jaws.

    [There are eight grinders on each side in each jaw.] It never leaves the water, but frequents the mouths of rivers, feeding on grass that grows in the water.NWAD MANATI.2

    MANATION, n. [L. manatio, from mano, to flow.]

    The act of issuing or flowing out. [Little used.]NWAD MANATION.2

    MANCHET, n. A small loaf of fine bread. [Not used.]

    MANCHINEEL, n. [L. mancanilla.] A tree of the genus Hippomane, growing in the West Indies to the size of a large oak. It abounds in an acrid, milky juice of a poisonous quality. It bears a fruit of the size of a pippin, which, when eaten, causes inflammation in the mouth and throat, pains in the stomach, etc. The wood is valuable for cabinet work.

    MANCIPATE, v.t. [L. mancipo, from manceps, mancipium; manu capio, to take with the hand.] To enslave; to bind; to restrict. [Little used.]

    MANCIPATION, n. Slavery; involuntary servitude. [Little used.]

    MANCIPLE, n. [L. manceps; manu capio, supra.]

    A steward; an undertaker; a purveyor, particularly of a college.NWAD MANCIPLE.2

    MANDAMUS, n. [L. mando, to command; mandamus, we command. The primary sense is to send.]

    In law, a command or writ, issuing from the king’s bench in England, and in America, from some of the higher courts, directed to any person, corporation, or inferior court, requiring them to do some act therein specified, which appertains to their office and duty; as to admit or restore a person to an office or franchise, or to an academical degree, or to deliver papers, annex a seal to a paper, etc.NWAD MANDAMUS.2

    MANDARIN, n. In China, a magistrate or governor of a province; also, the court language of China.

    MANDATARY, MANDATORY, n. [L. mando, to command.]

    1. A person to whom the pope has by his prerogative given a mandate or order for his benefice.NWAD MANDATARY.2

    2. One to whom a command or charge is given.NWAD MANDATARY.3

    3. In law, one who undertakes, without a recompense, to do some act for another in respect to the thing bailed to him.NWAD MANDATARY.4

    MANDATE, n. [L. mando, to command.]

    1. A command; an order, precept or injunction; a commission.NWAD MANDATE.2

    This dream all powerful Juno sends; I bearNWAD MANDATE.3

    Her mighty mandates, and her words you hear.NWAD MANDATE.4

    2. In canon law, a rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation.NWAD MANDATE.5

    MANDATOR, a. [L.] A director.

    MANDATORY, a. Containing a command; preceptive; directory.

    MANDIBLE, n. [L. mando, to chew.] The jaw, the instrument of chewing; applied particularly to fowls.

    MANDIBULAR, a. Belonging to the jaw.

    MANDIL, n. A sort of mantle. [Not in use.]

    MANDILION, n. [supra.] A soldier’s coat; a loose garment.

    MANDLESTONE, n. Kernel-stone; almond-stone, called also amygdaloid; a name given to stones or rocks which have kernels enveloped in paste.

    MANDMENT, for commandment, is not in use.

    MANDOLIN, n. A cithern or harp. [Not in use.]

    MANDRAKE, n. [L. mandragoras.] A plant of the genus Atropa, growing naturally in Spain, Italy and the Levant. It is a narcotic, and its fresh roots are a violent cathartic. Its effect in rendering barren women prolific is supposed to be imaginary.

    MANDREL, n. An instrument for confining in the lathe the substance to be turned.

    MANDRILL, n. A species of monkey.

    MANDUCABLE, a. That can be chewed; fit to be eaten.

    MANDUCATE, v.t. [L. mando.] To chew.

    MANDUCATED, pp. Chewed.

    MANDUCATING, ppr. Chewing; grinding with the teeth.

    MANDUCATION, n. The act of chewing or eating.

    MANE, n. The hair growing on the upper side of the neck of a horse or other animal, usually hanging down on one side.

    MANEATER, n. A human being that feeds on human flesh; a cannibal; an anthropophagite.

    MANED, a. Having a mane.

    MANEGE, n. A school for teaching horsemanship, and for training horses.

    MANERIAL. [See Manorial.]

    MANES, n. plu. [L.] The ghost, shade or soul of a deceased person; and among the ancient pagans, the infernal deities.

    1. The remains of the dead.NWAD MANES.2

    Hail, O ye holy manes!NWAD MANES.3

    MANEUVER, n. [L. manus, the hand, and oeuvre, work, L. opera.]

    1. Management; dexterous movement, particularly in an army or navy; any evolution, movement or change of position among companies, battalions, regiments, ships, etc. for the purpose of distributing the forces in the best manner to meet the enemy.NWAD MANEUVER.2

    2. Management with address or artful design.NWAD MANEUVER.3

    MANEUVER, v.i. To move or change positions among troops or ships, for the purpose of advantageous attack of defense; or in military exercise, for the purpose of discipline.

    1. To manage with address or art.NWAD MANEUVER.5

    MANEUVER, v.t. To change the positions of troops or ships.

    MANEUVERED, pp. Moved in position.

    MANEUVERING, ppr. Changing the position or order for advantageous attack or defense.

    MANFUL, a. [man and full.] Having the spirit of a man; bold; brave; courageous.

    1. Noble; honorable.NWAD MANFUL.2

    MANFULLY, adv. Boldly; courageously; honorably.

    MANFULNESS, n. Boldness; courageousness.

    MANGABY, n. A monkey with naked eyelids; the white-eyed monkey.

    MANGANESE, n. A metal of a dusky white, or whitish gray color, very hard and difficult to fuse. It never occurs as a natural product in a metallic state. The substance usually so called is an oxyd of manganese, but not pure.

    MANGANESIAN, a. Pertaining to manganese; consisting of it or partaking of its qualities.

    MANGANESIATE, n. A compound of manganesic acid, with a base.

    MANGANESIC, a. Obtained from manganese; as the manganesic acid.

    [Manganic is ill formed.]NWAD MANGANESIC.2

    MANGANESIOUS, a. Manganesious acid is an acid with a minimum of oxygen.

    MANGCORN, n. A mixture of wheat and rye, or other species of grain. [Not used in America.]

    MANGE, n. The scab or itch in cattle, dogs and other beasts.

    MANGEL-WURZEL, n. The root of scarcity, a plant of the beet kind.

    MANGER, n. [L. mando.]

    1. A trough or box in which fodder is laid for cattle, or the place in which horses and cattle are fed.NWAD MANGER.2

    2. In ships of war, a space across the deck, within the hawse-holes, separated from the after part of the deck, to prevent the water which enters the hawse-holes from running over the deck.NWAD MANGER.3

    MANGER-BOARD, n. The bulk-head on a ship’s deck that separates the manger from the other part of the deck.

    MANGINESS, n. [from mangy.] Scabbiness; infection of the mange.

    MANGLE, v.t.

    1. To cut with a dull instrument and tear, or to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; applied chiefly to the cutting of flesh.NWAD MANGLE.2

    And seized with fear, forgot his mangled meat.NWAD MANGLE.3

    2. To curtail; to take by piece-meal.NWAD MANGLE.4

    MANGLE, n. [L. mango.]

    1. A rolling press or calendar for smoothing cloth.NWAD MANGLE.6

    2. A name of the mangrove, which see.NWAD MANGLE.7

    MANGLE, v.t. To smooth cloth with a mangle; to calendar.

    MANGLED, pp. Torn in cutting; smoothed with a mangle.

    MANGLER, n. One who tears in cutting; one who uses a mangle.

    MANGLING, ppr. Lacerating in the act of cutting; tearing.

    MANGO, n. The fruit of the mango tree, a native of the East Indies, of the genus Mangifera. It is brought to us only when pickled. Hence mango is the green fruit of the tree pickled.

    1. A green muskmelon pickled.NWAD MANGO.2

    MANGONEL, n. An engine formerly used for throwing stones and battering walls.

    MANGONISM, n. The art of setting off to advantage.

    MANGONIZE, v.t. To polish for setting off to advantage.

    MANGOSTAN, MANGOSTEEN, n. A tree of the East Indies, of the genus Garcinia, so called from Dr. Garcin, who described it. The tree grows to the highth of 18 feet, and bears fruit of the size of a crab apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food.

    MANGROVE, n. A tree of the East and West Indies, otherwise called mangle, and of the genus Rhizophora. One species, the black mangle, grows in waters on the sides of rivers. The red mangrove does not grow in water. Its wood is of a deep red color, compact and heavy. The soft part of the bark of the white mangrove is formed into ropes.

    1. The name of a fish.NWAD MANGROVE.2

    MANGY, a. [from mange.] Scabby; infected with the mange.

    MANHATER, n. [man and hate.] One who hates mankind; a misanthrope.

    MANHOOD, n. [man and hood.] The state of one who is a man, of an adult male, or one who is advanced beyond puberty, boyhood or childhood; virility.

    1. Virility; as opposed to womanhood.NWAD MANHOOD.2

    2. Human nature; as the manhood of Christ.NWAD MANHOOD.3

    3. The qualities of a man; courage; bravery; resolution. [Little used.]NWAD MANHOOD.4

    MANIA, n. [L. and Gr.] Madness.

    MANIABLE, a. Manageable; tractable. [Not in use.]

    MANIAC, a. [L. maniacus.] Mad; raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect.

    MANIAC, n. A madman; one raving with madness.

    MANIACAL, a. Affected with madness.

    MANICHEAN, a. Pertaining to the Manichees.

    MANICHEAN, MANICHEE, n. One of a sect in Persia, who maintained that there are two supreme principles, the one good, the other evil, which produce all the happiness and calamities of the world. The first principle, or light, they held to be the author of all good; the second, or darkness, the author of all evil. The founder of the sect was Manes.

    MANICHEISM, n. [supra.] The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained by the Manichees.

    MANICHORD, MANICORDON, n. A musical instrument in the form of a spinet, whose strings, like those of the clavichord, are covered with little pieces of cloth to deaden and soften their sounds; whence it is called the dumb spinet.

    MANICON, n. A species of nightshade.

    MANIFEST, a. [L. manifestus.]

    1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest.NWAD MANIFEST.2

    Thus manifest to sight the god appeared.NWAD MANIFEST.3

    That which may be known of God is manifest in them. Romans 1:19.NWAD MANIFEST.4

    2. Detected; with of.NWAD MANIFEST.5

    Calistho there stood manifest of shame. [Unusual.]NWAD MANIFEST.6

    MANIFEST, n. An invoice of a cargo of goods, imported or laden for export, to be exhibited at the custom-house by the master of the vessel, or the owner or shipper.

    MANIFEST, MANIFESTO, n. [L. manifestus, manifest.] A public declaration, usually of a prince or sovereign, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives; as a manifesto declaring the purpose of a prince to begin war, and explaining his motives. [Manifesto only is now used.]

    MANIFEST, v.t. [L. manifesto.] To reveal; to make to appear; to show plainly; to make public; to disclose to the eye or to the understanding.

    Nothing is hid, which shall not be manifested. Mark 4:22.NWAD MANIFEST.10

    He that loveth me, shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21.NWAD MANIFEST.11

    Thy life did manifest thou lov’dst me not.NWAD MANIFEST.12

    1. To display; to exhibit more clearly to the view. The wisdom of God is manifested in the order and harmony of creation.NWAD MANIFEST.13

    MANIFESTATION, n. The act of disclosing what is secret, unseen or obscure; discovery to the eye or to the understanding; the exhibition of any thing by clear evidence; display; as the manifestation of God’s power in creation, or of his benevolence in redemption.

    The secret manner in which acts of mercy ought to be performed, requires this public manifestation of them at the great day.NWAD MANIFESTATION.2

    MANIFESTED, pp. Made clear; disclosed; made apparent, obvious or evident.

    MANIFESTIBLE, a. That may be made evident.

    MANIFESTING, ppr. Showing clearly; making evident; disclosing, displaying.

    MANIFESTLY, adv. Clearly; evidently; plainly; in a manner to be clearly seen or understood.

    MANIFESTNESS, n. Clearness to the sight or mind; obviousness.

    MANIFESTO. [See Manifest.]

    MANIFOLD, a. [many and fold.] Of divers kinds; many in number; numerous; multiplied.

    O Lord, how manifold are thy works! Psalm 104:24.NWAD MANIFOLD.2

    I know your manifold transgressions. Amos 5:12.NWAD MANIFOLD.3

    1. Exhibited or appearing at divers times or in various ways; applied to words in the singular number; as the manifold wisdom of God, or his manifold grace. Ephesians 3:10; 1 Peter 4:10.NWAD MANIFOLD.4

    MANIFOLDED, a. Having many doublings or complications; as a manifolded shield. [Not used.]

    MANIFOLDLY, adv. In a manifold manner; in many ways.

    MANIFOLDNESS, n. Multiplicity.

    MANIGLIONS, n. In gunnery, two handles on the back of a piece of ordnance, after the German way of casting.

    MANIKIN, n. A little man.

    MANIL, MANILLA, n. [L. manus.] A ring or bracelet worn by persons in Africa.

    MANIOC, MANIHOC, MANIHOT, n. A plant of the genus Jatropha, or Cassada plant. It has palmated leaves, with entire lobes. Manioc is an acrid plant, but from its root is extracted a pleasant nourishing substance, called cassava. This is obtained by grating the root, and pressing out the juice, which is an acrid and noxious poison. The substance is then dried and baked, or roasted on a plate of hot iron.

    MANIPLE, n. [L. manipulus, a handful. Qu. L. manus and the Teutonic full.]

    1. A handful.NWAD MANIPLE.2

    2. A small band of soldiers; a word applied only to Roman troops.NWAD MANIPLE.3

    3. A fanon, or kind of ornament worn about the arm of a mass priest; or a garment worn by the Romish priests when they officiate.NWAD MANIPLE.4

    MANIPULAR, a. Pertaining to the maniple.

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