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 Man’nering.Manningtree (Essex). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mannington (George).
 
A criminal executed at Cambridge in 1476. It is said that he could cut off a horse’s head at a single blow.   1
        “It is in imitation of Mannington’s-he that was hanged at Cambridge—that cut off the horse’s head at a blow.”—Eastward Ho!
 


 Man’nering.Manningtree (Essex). 

 
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