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man

Maori for SOVEREIGNTY.

MAN. A human being. This definition includes not only the adult male sex of the human species, but women and children; examples: "of offences against man, some are more immediately against the king, other's more immediately against the subject." Hawk. P. C. book 1, c. 2, s. 1. Offences against the life of man come under the general name of homicide, which in our law signifies the killing of a man by a man." Id. book 1, c. 8, s. 2.
     2. In a more confined sense, man means a person of the male sex; and sometimes it signifies a male of the human species above the age of puberty. Vide Rape. It was considered in the civil or Roman law, that although man and person are synonymous in grammar, they had a different acceptation in law; all persons were men, but all men, for example, slaves, were not persons, but things. Vide Barr. on the Stat. 216, note.

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I'll bet a doughnut you're nothing but some kid's poor old Fido, masquerading around as a real, live man-eater.
A man-eater who will eat no more men," he soliloquized.
If you can reach that tree before he discovers you, you will have several days longer in which to enjoy life and then--when you are too weak to cling longer to the branches of the tree Numa, the man-eater, will feed again for the last time.
After he had accounted for him he would take up the little matter of slaying ALL Germans who crossed his path, and he meant that many should cross it, for he would hunt them precisely as professional hunters hunt the man-eaters.
The Hajji then said to me: 'Come, and we will make the man-eaters play the cotton-game for my delight's delight' The Hajji loved our Sahib with the love of a father for his son, of a saved for his saviour, of a Great One for a Great One.
When it opened I saw the man-eaters lying on their cots under the eaves of the huts.
It is quite true as our Sahib says, the man-eaters lay, flat around his feet, and asked for spades to cultivate cotton.
The Great Sahib said: 'That One which taught thy man-eaters to grow cotton for thee.
Cattrall, best known for playing man-eater Samantha Jones in Sex And The City, conceded men may be too intimidated to ask her out.
I just received my April copy of Guns & Ammo and was surprised and excited to read the piece on man-eating lions, as I've owned a copy of Patterson's "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" and was present near Mfuwe when Wayne Hosek was successful in killing the Man-Eater there.
She's a great actress with a breadth of work that goes from man-eater Samantha in Sex and the City to, erm, man-eater Cleopatra in Shakespeare.
A single bite from the man-eater, which can grow to six metres and weigh up to a ton, can crush a human skull.