• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Mangonize To furbish up for sale; to set off to advantage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mangonize To polish or furbish up in order to set off to advantage.
    • mangonize To fatten, as slaves, for sale.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mangonizare, fr. mango, a dealer in slaves or wares, to which he tries to give an appearance of greater value by decking them out or furbishing them up


In literature:

Mangone was finally taken, and beaten to death with hammers at Naples.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Columbus, on hearing the story, was fully persuaded that they were the clothed inhabitants of Mangon.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Experiments with the electric light have been carried out by Herve-Mangon in France and Dr Siemens in England.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
The mention of the province of Mangon again stimulated the hopes and fancy of Columbus.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson