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 Manchester Poet.Manda’mus (Latin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Man’ciple (A).
 
A purveyor of food, a clerk of the kitchen. Chaucer has a “manciple” in his Canterbury Tales. (Latin manceps, mancipis.)   1
 


 Manchester Poet.Manda’mus (Latin). 

 
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