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Manger, n. Also: -ere, -eir, -ier, -ear, maing-, mayng-, meng-, maunger, (maneger), maniour. [ME. manyour (c 1315), manior, manger, mawnger (14th c.), e.m.E. mangeour (1465), 12th c. F. maingeure, F. mangeoire.] A manger. Also attrib. with -tre.Commonly coupled with haik, hek, q.v. for many further examples.(a) 1497 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 64 (see Hek n. 1).
1523 Treas. Acc. V. 221.
xiiij rauchtteris to be mangearis and hekkis in the tua stabillis
1535 Acts II. 346/2. 1536 Treas. Acc. VI. 286.
To be ane mangear in the schippis to the Kingis gracis hors, xij elnis canwes
1551 Hamilton Cat. 24.
The asse has knawin the mangier of his maister
attrib. 1586 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. 209.
Ane maneger tre price xx s. money
(b) 1537–8 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 222.
The hekis and maingeris of the stabillis
1623–4 Ib. II. 155.
(c) 1539–41 M. Works Acc. (ed.) I. 290.
Ane hek and menger
1622 Ib. II. 149.
For four ringis and four stepillis to the mengeris
(d) 1636 Kirkcaldy Presb. 102 (see Haik n.2 a).
(e) 1521 Wigtown B. Ct. 21 Nov.
iiij hekis iiij maniouris

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