American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several chronic skin diseases of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by skin lesions, itching, and loss of hair.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Vet.) The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts.
- n. a persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)
- Middle English manjewe, manjeue, from Old French manjue, derived from mangier ("to eat") (modern French manger ("to eat")), from Latin manducare (Wiktionary)
- Middle English manjeue, from Old French manjue, from mangier, to eat; see manger. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“What Phillips appears to mange is to allow us to experience the unknown and yet let it remain unknown.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“in Danish mange tak and a long-standing wish that KNR will put their broadcasts on line already but I can't see anything wrong with 'Eskimo' for Eskimos or Gypsy for Romanis or Hungarian for Magyars, Finnish for Suomis etc. etc. etc.”
“She does not tempt me (much) because she is very young, very cute (underneath the mange, which is being treated) and well-behaved.”
“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.”
“The disease known as mange which so often attacks dogs, is nothing more than ringworm, and children often contract the disease from dogs.”
“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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