(Zoöl.), any one of several species of small parasitic mites, which burrow in the skin of cattle. horses, dogs, and other animals, causing the mange. The mange insect of the horse and that of cattle (Symbiotes, or Dermatophagys, bovis) are the most important species. See Acarina.

(Man"gel-wur`zel) n. [G., corrupted fr. mangoldwurzel; mangold beet + wurzel root.] (Bot.) A kind of large field beet used as food for cattle, — by some considered a mere variety of the ordinary beet. See Beet. [Written also mangold- wurzel.]

(Man"ger) n. [F. mangeoire, fr. manger to eat, fr. L. manducare, fr. mandere to chew. Cf. Mandible, Manducate.]

1. A trough or open box in which fodder is placed for horses or cattle to eat.

2. (Naut.) The fore part of the deck, having a bulkhead athwart ships high enough to prevent water which enters the hawse holes from running over it.

(Man"gi*ly) adv. In a mangy manner; scabbily.

(Man"gi*ness), n. [From Mangy.] The condition or quality of being mangy.

(Man"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mangling ] [A frequentative fr. OE. manken to main, AS. mancian, in bemancian to mutilate, fr. L. mancus maimed; perh. akin to G. mangeln to be wanting.]

1. To cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to mutilate.

Mangled with ghastly wounds through plate and mail.

2. To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or performing; as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation.

To mangle a play or a novel.

(Man"gle), n. [D. mangel, fr. OE. mangonel a machine for throwing stones, LL. manganum, Gr. a machine for defending fortifications, axis of a pulley. Cf. Mangonel.] A machine for smoothing linen or cotton cloth, as sheets, tablecloths, napkins, and clothing, by roller pressure.

Mangle rack(Mach.), a contrivance for converting continuous circular motion into reciprocating rectilinear motion, by means of a rack and pinion, as in the mangle. The pinion is held to the rack by a groove in such a manner that it passes alternately from one side of the rack to the other, and thus gives motion to it in opposite directions, according to the side in which its teeth are engaged.Mangle wheel, a wheel in which the teeth, or pins, on its face, are interrupted on one side, and the pinion, working in them, passes from inside to outside of the teeth alternately, thus converting the continuous circular motion of the pinion into a reciprocating circular motion of the wheel.

(Man"gle) v. t. [Cf. D. mangelen. See Mangle, n.] To smooth with a mangle, as damp linen or cloth.

(Man"gler) n. [See 1st Mangle.] One who mangles or tears in cutting; one who mutilates any work in doing it.

(Man"gler), n. [See 3d Mangle.] One who smooths with a mangle.

(Man"go) n.; pl. Mangoes [Pg. manga, fr. Tamil mankay.]

Mange insect

  By PanEris using Melati.

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