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malkin: - mark 2 :
manner sb.2: “taken with the ,” taken with the thing stolen in one's possession, (hence) taken in the very act LLL. I. i. 203, 1H4 II. iv. 350; Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 755 “if you had not taken yourself with the ” (=kept what you were going to give us). ∥ A term of Anglo-French law, orig. ‘mainoure’ (= Fr. ‘manœuvre’, lit. hand-work), which acquired the concrete sense of ‘thing stolen’.