manta

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n manta extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
    • n manta a blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Manta Rays have no external organs for urination, therefore they release the urine from their pores
    • n Manta (Zoöl) The manta ray. See also Cephaloptera and Sea devil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Manta Ray is the largest of all fish.
    • n manta A coarse unbleached cotton fabric which forms the staple clothing of the common people of Mexico.
    • n manta In mining, a blanket or sack of ore; a placer in situ.
    • n manta The Spanish-American name of an enormous devil-fish or sea-devil, an eagleray of the family Ceratopteridæ
    • n manta [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of such rays. Manta birostris is a species of the warmer American waters. It is a synonym of Ceratoptera.
    • n manta A wrap of black cloth, cashmere, or silk extensively worn by women on the west coast of South America, especially in the forenoons and to church and funerals. It is worn less now than formerly, when it was in general use on the streets.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the native name

Usage

In literature:

And the leperos, flinging about the corners of their dirty white mantas, yelled their approbation.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
Gods and customs of the Mantas.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. IV." by Robert Kerr
The kyacks were lined up and the mantas spread over them, the animals led away for feed and water.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
At three in the afternoon point Manta bore S.E.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 11" by Robert Kerr
Her eye became fixed upon one that was covered with a manta.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
The three mantas of Pedro Castaneda must be paid for, according to what is right.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
Their scanty, ragged and stained cotton manta flapped loosely over their skin, which was scaly and as tough as old leather.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The fourth of the fugitives was still among the Mantas, and could not be secured.
"Fugitive Slaves" by Marion Gleason McDougall
Farther south is the broad Bay of Manta, with a small port of the same name at its southern extremity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The women of the more common class wear the national "manta," and the men the "poncha.
"Equatorial America" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In news:

SeaWorld Orlando's Manta roller coaster a whale of a ride.
I was lucky enough to ride Manta , SeaWorld's new roller coaster, Sunday.
Manta , the upcoming "flying" coaster at SeaWorld Orlando, remains on schedule for its summer debut.
Night diving among the manta rays on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The last 15 US troops in Ecuador left the country's Manta air base Friday, officially closing the American military post in what Ecuador's government calls a recovery of sovereignty.
End of the Year Special with Manta Scuba, Cabo San Lucas.
The adult sea dragons are now on display at the Manta Aquarium.
FBA celebrates district title Lions claw Marco Island Manta Rays.
Front row, from left, are Kenny Leary, Lucas Binder , Vincent DeGregorio, John DiGregorio, Jalen Green, Brian Muniz, and Joseph Manta.
0064 – Illuzion – Slash, Slash 4×4 and SC10 – Manta body.
I was lucky enough to ride Manta, SeaWorld's new roller coaster , Sunday.
TUUCI Manta, the latest addition to the Ocean Master MAX Collection, uses "maximized" components to create a durable and functional shade platform inspired by the depths of the sea.
ABOARD THE RESEARCH VESSEL MANTA, Gulf of Mexico (AP).
Key Technology's Wet Spinach Sorting System is an integrated system that includes an Iso-Flo dewatering shaker, Flo-Belt, and Manta sorter with laser technology and top and bottom cameras to inspect wet spinach after washing.
Let me introduce you to 'MANta Claus'.
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In science:

Mairesse, Randomly growing braid on three strands and the manta ray, Ann.
Analyticity of the entropy for some random walks
Math´eus, Randomly growing braid on three strands and the manta ray, Ann.
Regularity of the entropy for random walks on hyperbolic groups
This paper is an appendix to the paper “Randomly Growing Braid on Three Strands and the Manta Ray” by J.
Appendix to the paper "Randomly Growing Braid on Three Strands and the Manta Ray"
In the paper “Randomly Growing Braid on Three Strands and the Manta Ray”, we compute explicitly γ for any distribution ν on {a, a−1 , b, b−1 }.
Appendix to the paper "Randomly Growing Braid on Three Strands and the Manta Ray"
Randomly growing braid on three strands and the manta ray.
Appendix to the paper "Randomly Growing Braid on Three Strands and the Manta Ray"
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