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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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A spokesman for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council said: "On Friday the council was notified of an uncovered manhole on the Coast Road near Marske.
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Since then, the corporation failed to cover most of its open manholes which had become deathtraps for the passers-by and motorists, particularly schoolchildren.
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"Deer are generally very cautious animals, and we were very surprised that the deer actually fell into the manhole."
Walking around with Juan one cannot help but notice that there seems to be a pattern to these missing manhole covers.
Many people suffer from clattering and clanging badly fitting manhole covers.
Another challenge was that serious manhole events are rare: Only a few hundred occur each year among the 51,000-odd manhole and service boxes in Manhattan.
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