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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mandeville, Bernard 1670?-1733. Dutch-born British physician, philosopher, and satirist whose major work, The Fable of the Bees (1714), depicts all activity as being motivated by self-interest.
  • Mandeville, Sir John Pen name of the unknown compiler of The Voyage and Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Knight (c. 1371), a description of fantastic journeys through the East.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as mandilion.

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