Manis

Definitions

  • Counting. How many? Shoshoni and Banak
    Counting. How many? Shoshoni and Banak
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Manis type genus of the Manidae
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Many. Shoshoni Many. Shoshoni
Poor creeter! it wuz too bad that there should be so many of 'em Poor creeter! it wuz too bad that there should be so many of 'em
From Animal Legends from many Lands From Animal Legends from many Lands
A cutlass in excellent preservation and many other objects from 17th-century Jamestown were found in a large clay borrow pit filled with refuse A cutlass in excellent preservation and many other objects from 17th-century Jamestown were found in a large clay...
The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery, glassware, fireplace tools, and kitchen accessories—were unearthed on this historic island. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery,...
Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and covered pots Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and...
A family enjoying a meal, about 1650. Many of the eating and drinking vessels portrayed, together with much of the tableware, are types which have been excavated. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) A family enjoying a meal, about 1650. Many of the eating and drinking vessels portrayed, together with much of the...
A few buckles and buttons in the Jamestown collection. Many are over 300 years old A few buckles and buttons in the Jamestown collection. Many are over 300 years old

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many of the stars that were in the Poltergeist Trilogy had strange deaths
    • n Manis mā"nĭs (Zoöl) A genus of edentates, covered with large, hard, triangular scales, with sharp edges that overlap each other like tiles on a roof. They inhabit the warmest parts of Asia and Africa, and feed on ants. Called also Scaly anteater. See Pangolin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Insomniacs may move as many as seventy times.
    • n manis The typical genus of Manidœ, formerly including all the pangolins, now usually restricted to those in which the tail is very long and tapering, the scales are narrow, and the feet hairy. Such are the long-tailed pangolin, M. longicauda, and the phatagin, M. tricuspis, both of which are African. The genera Pholidotus and Smutsia have been detached from Manis. See Manidœ and pangolin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the many Tarzans, Karmuala Searlel, was mauled to death by a raging elephant on set.
    • n Manis mā′nis the pangolin or scaly ant-eater.
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Quotations

  • Wendell Phillips
    Wendell%20Phillips
    “Power is every stealing from the many to the few.”
  • Edward R. Murrow
    Edward R. Murrow
    “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “There are many scapegoats for our sins, but the most popular is providence.”
  • John Ray
    John Ray
    “Many without punishment, none without sin.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “A man sits as many risks as he runs.”
  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “Many have too much, but none enough.”

Idioms

In so many words - This phrase may be used to mean 'approximately' or 'more or less'. I think it may have a sarcastic connotation in that the individual listening needed 'so many words' to get the point. It also may suggest the effort on the part of the speaker to explain an unpleasant truth or difficult concept.
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Many a slip twixt cup and lip - There's many a slip twixt cup and lip means that many things can go wrong before something is achieved.
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Many hands make light work - This idiom means that when everyone gets involved in something, the work gets done quickly.
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Many happy returns - This expression is used to wish someone a happy birthday.
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Many moons ago - A very long time ago.
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Money makes many things - This means that money is important.
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Too many chiefs and not enough Indians - When there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians, there are two many managers and not enough workers to work efficiently.
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Too many cooks spoil the broth - This means that where there are too many people trying to do something, they make a mess of it.
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Too many irons in the fire - This means juggling too many projects at once and something's bound to fail; when a smith had too many irons in his fire, he couldn't effectively keep track of all of them.
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Wear many hats - If someone wears many hats, they have different roles or tasks to perform.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. manes, the ghosts or shades of the dead. So called from its dismal appearance, and because it seeks for its food by night

Usage

In literature:

There were not many of them, but twice too many for us.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Oh, how many, many times Charles had wished he was their son!
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
O ship of the moon, beware, beware, Of many and many a danger there!
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
The retrospect, material as well as moral, social, and religious, is useful in many ways.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
All the gamblers envied him his luck, and many made it a point to watch his play, and stake their money on the same chances.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Among so many designs, so many kinds, everyone will find something to admire.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
For many days and many nights they travelled.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
The cost will be much less than many patents, and the satisfaction much more, at least, with many.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
Many others had gone in the same way, and many more would follow.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The faces of many were white, and tears flowed from the eyes of many unused to weeping.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
For many, many years Old Pipes had been employed by the villagers to pipe the cattle down from the hills.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Many were instantly crushed to death, while others were dreadfully mangled.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
She was but a babe in arms at the time of the exodus, and many years his junior.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
PHOSPHORUS is contained in many parts of the system, but more particularly in the bones.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Many phases of reformation in other countries.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
I do not now remember many of them individually.
"Gold" by Stewart White
We made many a halt, rested in many a friendly and verdant nook, and took in many an impression never to be forgotten.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Though many had been made poor by it, yet many more had been made rich.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
Still I have many blessings left, many comforts to be thankful for and rejoice in.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
Twenty-five thousand people had to be clothed and fed for many weeks, and many thousands supplied with household goods as well.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
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In poetry:

"Many a crew from many a craft
Goes drifting by on a broken raft
Pieced from a vessel that clove the brine
Taller and prouder than 'Twenty-nine.
"The Old Cruiser" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
One by one:— yet is each of us found
Mingled of many, before and around,
Mingling for many, beyond and beside,
The cup of their being, whatever betide.
"Bond Or Free? A Double Thought" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Many a cloud at morn or night,
Small and tender—little one!
Many a moonbeam's quivering light
Making ocean’s bosom bright
As with glow-worms—little one!
"The Oceanides XI" by Mary Jane Jewsbury
Rarely, rarely, comest thou,
Spirit of Delight!
Wherefore hast thou left me now
Many a day and night?
Many a weary night and day
'Tis since thou art fled away.
"Invocation" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The gracious Dove, that brought from Heaven
The earnest of our bliss,
Of many a chosen witness telling,
On many a happy vision dwelling,
Sings not a note of this.
"Fourth Sunday In Lent" by John Keble
But penitent in calm, thou givest a balm,
To many a man who's felt thy rage,
And many a sea-bird--thanks be heard!--
Thou shieldest--sea-bird--exiled bard and sage.
"Jersey" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

I worked part-time at a jail in upstate New York many, many years ago (asked to fill in one day a week on average when not at my regular job) and it was the sheriff who was responsible for the jail.
Reconstruction in its many forms—tenant improvements, retail fitouts, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, gut rehab, and so on—is keeping many design and construction firms solvent.
As of late, many of us may relate to the word " reform " as a political word that deals with the many types of reformation in our nation and government in various areas and ways.
As home prices have skyrocketed, many Chinese households have gone all in on real estate by pouring years of savings into buying as many homes as they can.
They say they have no hope of replacing many of their belongings because they, like so many others, did not have renters insurance.
Unlike outdoor shows, studio shows are bled to death by too many rehearsals, too many video screens and too many weird sound effects.
We knew Don Haskins had many thousands of fans, that many friends, too.
He became a top savings and loan executive in Dallas, where he was active for many years in many facets of the mortgage lending business.
In the nearly 40 years that I've been involved with the medical profession in general and with a great many individual physicians, there have been many changes.
The reason that there are so many types of screwdrivers is because there are so many different screw heads to use them on.
CRAMPED AREAS Bicycle rooms have become a lure for many apartment hunters in the city, but many bikes are left behind in them, often for years.
But when it comes to streaming media, there are many, many choices.
In fact, there were not two but many, many Strindbergs .
Nevertheless, he has sent it in its quasi-finished form to many, many people, including some former Progressive executives whose firing by Lewis is baldly described in its pages.
General manager Chuck Miller declined to say how many employees were let go or how many remain.
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In science:

As is evident from the optical images of M33 (GKL98), many SNRs in this galaxy are expanding into inhomogeneous media, with many exhibiting distorted morphologies.
Revealing the Supernova Remnant Population of M33 with Chandra
For any positive integer m, there are infinitely many k such that mk = m, and thus infinitely many n such that P(|Xn | > m) > εm .
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
The system may visit state Ex many times during the evolution, hence tx is composed in principle from many so journ times.
A Random Walk to a Non-Ergodic Equilibrium Concept
The latter involves only finitely many ϕi1 ,··· ,in , so we may assume that only finitely many ϕi1 ,··· ,in are not zero.
Parameters Changes for Generalized Power Series
Thus, since K is infinite, we have Mj0 (Dc) 6= 0 for infinitely many c ∈ K , and so fc (a) : Ai → Ai+d has maximal rank for infinitely many c ∈ K .
The strong Lefschetz property and simple extensions
If Q(Hx ) > 0 for all x ∈ A, then by Borel-Cantelli lemma, infinitely many of those translates contain the desired seed, and by using Condition E, it is elementary to show that infinitely many seed centers will be visited.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
Therefore, a change to the values of finitely many of the X j i s will change only the finitely many si ’s and so cannot effect the infiniteness of P∞ −1 .
Almost Sure Recurrence of the Simple Random Walk Path
Toric varieties We will now construct bi-Hermitian structures on many, but not all, toric varieties, including all Hirzebruch surfaces and the blow up of CP2 at arbitrarily many points.
Symmetries in generalized K\"{a}hler geometry
The many-body system is referenced by its nuclear physics analog, e.g., “22O” mean six “neutrons” (identical fermions) in an sd valence space, although the actual many-body space is abstracted and is no longer tied to, for example, the radial wavefunctions.
Collective behavior in random interaction
We prove that initial segments of (Ω, ≤) which are definable by finitely many obstructions coincide with classes defined by finitely many equations.
On a quasi-ordering on Boolean functions
Note that it is supported on those countably many ω ′ ∈ Ωℓ , which are obtained from ω by removing finitely many cookies from ω .
Recurrence and transience of excited random walks on $\Z^d$ and strips
In many applications, such as parallel computations and stochastic simulations, there is a need to create many independent sequences of normal random numbers.
Design Flaws in the Implementation of the Ziggurat and Monty Python methods (and some remarks on Matlab randn)
If there are infinitely many infinite clusters P-a.s., then P-a.s. every infinite cluster has continuum many ends and no isolated end.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
If there is some m ∈ N such that k(n) = m for infinitely many n, we see that z ′ , σm (z ′′ ) are 1/n-uniformly close for infinitely many n, and so z ′ = σm (z ′′ ), i.e. z ′ , z ′′ are on the same orbit.
Genericity in Topological Dynamics
Since there are infinitely many distinct one-dimensional subspaces we could choose for M0 , there are infinitely many nonequivalent thin coverings of M .
Thin coverings of modules
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