• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manto See Manteau.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manto An obsolete spelling of manteau.
    • n manto In mining, a stratum or bed, especially one which covers some valuable ore, or has some peculiarity of importance from a mining point of view. It is usually qualified by some other word, as manto de ossa (the bone-layer), a stratum of cavernous limestone in the mining region of Chañarcillo in Chili. The use of the word is limited to South America, and especially Chili. In the gold placer-mines of that country the manto is the “pay-streak” of gravel, or that part of the gravel which contains the gold in paying quantity. The barren gravels are called manturrones. The word manto is occasionally used by those writing on the mines of South America in languages other than Spanish.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. or Sp. manto, abbrev., from L. mantelum,. See Mantle


In literature:

Benedetto was Manto's lover; Eustachio her father's friend; Leonardo his creditor.
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
The locomotive soon devoured the distance between Mantos and Pont de l'Arche.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
Myself and Manto will accompany you, and the cooks.
"The Infernal Marriage" by Benjamin Disraeli
Palit and Manto stared at each other, and giggled coyly.
"The Hunters" by William Morrison
The Saya y Manto are found to be very useful auxiliaries in the numerous intrigues in which the Limenas frequently engage.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Ladies must go in black, with a manto or some thick mantilla.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
She too had come into the family along with Milanion and Manto.
"Callias" by Alfred John Church

In poetry:

Why bounteous nature hast thou given
To this poor Brute—a boon so kind
As constancy—bless'd gift of Heaven!
And MAN—to waver like the wind?
"To my Spaniel Fanny" by Thomas Gent
Sovra un asse Frate Angelico
Dipingea le sue Madonne;
Sempre azzuro il manto aveano,
Sempre rosse avean le gonne;
N'era il capo incoronato
Da un bel circolo dorato.
"Evo Medio" by Ferdinando Fontana
Perchè dal dí ch'empia licenza e Marte
Vestivan me del lor sanguineo manto,
Cieca è la mente e guasto il core, ed arte
La fame d'oro, arte è in me fatta, e vanto.
"Non Son Chi Fui; Perí Di Noi Gran Parte" by Ugo Foscolo
NO sooner said, the lover quickly changed,
Together with the fairy, as arranged;
A pilgrim he, like Orpheus, piped and sang;
While Manto, as a dog, skipt, jumped, and sprang.
"The Little Dog" by Jean de La Fontaine
CON manto d'oro, collana, ed anelli,
Le piace aver con quelli
Non altro che una rosa ai suoi capelli.
WITH golden mantle, rings, and necklace fair, It likes her best to wear Only a rose within her golden hair.
"Untitled #1" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
But come from Nature's long and harmless throes—peacefully builded
These virgin lands—Lands of the Western Shore,
To the new Culminating Man—to you, the Empire New,
You, promis'd long, we pledge, we dedicate.
"Song Of The Redwood-Tree" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Chicago White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto was put in a strange situation replacing veteran hitting coach Greg Walker in 2012.
Enlarge Hannah Foslien/Getty ImagesJeff Manto has helped Adam Dunn, Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham in their turnaround seasons.
Remembering Saadat Hassan Manto .
Manto has work cut out for him.
The Chicago White Sox made it official on the first business day following the completion of the World Series by naming Jeff Manto , Joe McEwing and Mark Parent to the coaching staff of new manager Robin Ventura.
New Chicago White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto said he plans to call embattled slugger Adam Dunn and Alex Rios.
But Manto doesn't plan to fly immediately to Dunn's off-season home to work on hitting.
CHICAGO – With nothing official expected to come from the White Sox until after the World Series, there are clues that Jeff Manto will be named the club's hitting coach as expected.
But the additions of bench coach Mark Parent (from the Philadelphia organization ), third base coach Joe McEwing and hitting coach Jeff Manto may result in new ideas.