Mannitic acid(Chem.), a white amorphous substance, intermediate between saccharic acid and mannite, and obtained by the partial oxidation of the latter.

(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*nœu"vre) n. & v. See Maneuver.

(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.

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.

(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.

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.

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.

(Man*nit"ic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or derived from, mannite.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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