1. (Chem.) A white crystalline substance of a sweet taste obtained from a so-called manna, the dried
sap of the flowering ash (Fraxinus ornus); called also mannitol, and hydroxy hexane. Cf. Dulcite.
2. (Bot.) A sweet white efflorescence from dried fronds of kelp, especially from those of the Laminaria
saccharina, or devil's apron.
Mannitic acid (Chem.), a white amorphous substance, intermediate between saccharic acid and mannite,
and obtained by the partial oxidation of the latter.
(Man*nit"ic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or derived from, mannite.
(Man"ni*tol) n. [Mannite + -ol.] (Chem.) The technical name of mannite. See Mannite.
(Man"ni*tose`) n. (Chem.) A variety of sugar obtained by the partial oxidation of mannite,
and closely resembling levulose.
(Ma*nu"vre) n. & v. See Maneuver.
Man-of-war bird (Zoöl.), The frigate bird; also applied to the skua gulls, and to the wandering albatross.
Man-of-war hawk (Zoöl.), the frigate bird. Man-of- war's man, a sailor serving in a ship of war.
Portuguese man-of-war (Zoöl.), any species of the genus Physalia. See Physalia.
(Man`-of-war") n; pl. Men-of-war. A government vessel employed for the purposes of
war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war.
(Ma*nom"e*ter) n. [Gr. thin, rare + -meter: cf. F. manomètre.] An instrument for measuring
the tension or elastic force of gases, steam, etc., constructed usually on the principle of allowing the gas
to exert its elastic force in raising a column of mercury in an open tube, or in compressing a portion
of air or other gas in a closed tube with mercury or other liquid intervening, or in bending a metallic or
other spring so as to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. See Pressure, and Illust. of Air pump.
(Man`o*met"ric Man`o*met"ric*al) a. [Cf. F. manométrique.] Of or pertaining to the manometer; made
by the manometer.
(Man"or) n. [OE. maner, OF. maneir habitation, village, F. manoir manor, prop. the OF. inf.
maneir to stay, remain, dwell, L. manere, and so called because it was the permanent residence of the
lord and of his tenants. See Mansion, and cf. Remain.]
1. (Eng. Law) The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage
kept in his own hands, for the use and subsistence of his family.
My manors, rents, revenues, l forego.Shak.
In these days, a manor rather signifies the jurisdiction and royalty incorporeal, than the land or site, for
a man may have a manor in gross, as the law terms it, that is, the right and interest of a court-baron,
with the perquisites thereto belonging.
2. (American Law) A tract of land occupied by tenants who pay a free-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes
in kind, and sometimes by performing certain stipulated services. Burrill.
Manor house, or Manor seat, the house belonging to a manor.
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