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The same as manometer.

MAN'PLEAS-ER, n. [man and pleaser.]

One who pleases men, or one who takes uncommon pains to gain the favor of men. Swift.

MAN'QUELL-ER, n. [man and quell.]

A mankiller; a manslayer; a murderer. [Not used.] Carew.

MANSE, n. [mans; L. mansio, from maneo, to abide.]

  1. A house or habitation; particularly, a parsonage house. A capital manse is the manor-house or lord's court.
  2. A farm.


A male servant.

MAN'SION, n. [L. mansio, from maneo, to dwell.]

  1. Any place of residence; a house; a habitation. Thy mansion wants thee, Adam, rise. Milton. In my Father's house are many mansions. John xiv.
  2. The house of the lord of a manor.
  3. Residence; abode. These poets near our princes sleep, / And in one grave their mansions keep. Denham.

MAN'SION, v.i.

To dwell; to reside. Mede.


Resident; residentiary; as, mansionary canons. Encyc.


The house in which one resides; an inhabited house. Blackstone.


A place of residence. [Not used.] Shak.

MAN'SLAUGH-TER, n. [man and slaughter. See Slay.]

  1. In a general sense, the killing of a man or of men; destruction of the human species; murder. Ascham.
  2. In law, the unlawful killing of a man without malice, express or implied. This may be voluntary, upon a sudden heat or excitement of anger; or involuntary, but in the commission of some unlawful act. Manslaughter differs from murder in not proceeding from malice prepense or deliberate, which is essential to constitute murder. It differs from homicide excusable, being done in consequence of some unlawful act, whereas excusable homicide happens in consequence of misadventure. Blackstone.


One that has slain a human being. The Israelites had cities of refuge for manslayers.


One who steels and sells men.


The act of stealing a human being.

MAN'SUETE, a. [L. mansuetus.]

Tame; gentle; not wild or ferocious. [Little used.] Ray.

MAN'SUE-TUDE, n. [L. mansuetudo.]

Tameness; mildness; gentleness. Herbert.

MAN'TA, n. [Sp. manta, a blanket.]

A flat fish that is very troublesome to pearl-fishers. Encyc.

MAN'TEL, n. [or v. See MANTLE.]


  1. or MANT'LET n. [dim. of mantle.]
  2. A small cloke worn by women. Johnson.
  3. In fortification, a kind of movable parapet or penthouse, made of planks, nailed one over another to the highth of almost six feet, cased with tin and set on wheels. In a siege, this is driven before pioneers, to protect them from the enemy's small shot. Harris.

MANT'I-GER, n. [rather Mantichor, or Manticor. L. manticora, mantichora, Gr. μαντιχωρας.]

A large monkey or baboon. Arbuthnot.

MAN'TLE, n. [Sax. mæntel, mentel; It. and Sp. manto; G. and D. mantel; W. mantell. Qu. Gr. μανδυς, μανδυας, a cloke, from the Persic. In W. mant is that which shuts.]

  1. A kind of cloke or loose garment to be worn over other garments. The herald and children are clothed with mantles of satin. Bacon.
  2. A cover. Well covered with the night's black mantle. Shak.
  3. A cover; that which conceals; as, the mantle of charity.


The piece of timber or stone in front of a chimney, over the fireplace, resting on the jambs. Encyc. [This word, according to Johnson, signifies the work over the fireplace, which we call a mantle-piece.]

MAN'TLE, v.i.

  1. To expand; to spread. The swan with arched neck / Between her white wings mantling, rows / Her state with oary feet. Milton.
  2. To joy; to revel. Johnson. My frail fancy, fed with full delights, / Doth bathe in bliss, and mantleth most at ease. Spenser. [Qu. is not the sense to be covered or wrapped, to rest collected and secure?]
  3. To be expanded; to be spread or extended. He gave the mantling vine to grow / A trophy to his love. Fenton.
  4. To gather over and form a cover; to collect on the surface, as a covering. There is a sort of men, whose visages / Do cream and mantle like a standing pond. Shak. And the brain dances to the mantling bowl. Pope.
  5. To rush to the face and cover it with a crimson color. When mantling blood / Flow'd in his lovely cheeks. Smith. [Fermentation can not be deduced from mantling, otherwise than as a secondary sense.]

MAN'TLE, v.t.

To cloke; to cover; to disguise. So the rising senses / Begin to chase th' ignorant fumes, that mantle / Their clearer reason. Shak.


The work over a fire-place, in front of the chimney.