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Man, vb. 1) to furnish with men, to line, to guard: “the castle, --ed with three hundred men,” R2 II, 3, 54. “the castle royally is --ed,” III, 3, 21. “see how the surly Warwick --s the wall,” H6C V, 1, 17. “your ships are not well --ed,” Ant. III, 7, 35. “with the rest fullmanned,” Ant. III, 7, 35 “to m. his galleys,” IV, 11, 3.
2) to accustom to man, to tame: “to m. my haggard, to make her come and know her keeper's call,” Shr. IV, 1, 196. cf. Unmanned.
3) to furnish with a servant: “I was never --ed with an agate,” H4B I, 2, 18. I were --ed, horsed and wived, 60
4) Very singular use: “m. but a rush against Othello's breast, and he retires,” Oth. V, 2, 270 (Johnson: to point, to aim. Perhaps == manage).
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