Definitions

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

  • n. Any of several chronic skin diseases of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by skin lesions, itching, and loss of hair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To eat.
  • n. A skin-disease or cutaneous affection of brutes, as the dog, horse, cattle, etc., resembling the itch, and caused by the presence in the skin of various acarines, especially the mange-mite. The term is loosely extended to some similar affections, whether or not of parasitic origin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)

Etymologies

Middle English manjeue, from Old French manjue, from mangier, to eat; see manger.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English manjewe, manjeue, from Old French manjue, derived from mangier ("to eat") (modern French manger ("to eat")), from Latin manducare (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I though that would be one of the worst as there so many other bugs that can irretate the mange& add more bug to the mange.

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  • What Phillips appears to mange is to allow us to experience the unknown and yet let it remain unknown.

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  • He's been having stuff done to him since the day we found him, covered in mange and infections, so he's very used to it and very trusting.

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  • We had Gypsy not quite two years when we found another little dog on the street, sweet and cheerful and completely housetrained, despite being covered in mange and infections.

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  • Miss Laura always put on gloves when she went near him, and used a brush to wash him, for if a person takes mange from a dog, they may lose their hair and their eyelashes.

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  • She does not tempt me (much) because she is very young, very cute (underneath the mange, which is being treated) and well-behaved.

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  • If your pet is infested with scabies, (also called mange) and they have close contact with you, the mite can get under your skin and cause itching and skin irritation.

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  • The disease known as mange which so often attacks dogs, is nothing more than ringworm, and children often contract the disease from dogs.

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  • According to Prof. Verrill it is readily visible to the naked eye and swarms on horses afflicted with the mange, which is a disease analogous to the itch in man.

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