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  • In Graham Stuart Thomas’ Three Gardens of Pleasant Flowers: With Notes on Their Design, Maintenance, and Plants (1983), p. 9, meanwhile, we find the rather cloying remark, “Plants as a rule increase … and the giving away of manavilins is a blessed form of friendship in which we all take pleasure.”

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  • Mallesons manablins manarolins manarvlins manavalums manavelins manavilins manavlins

    Mrs. Hume

  • Now the online version of the OED has made some revisions, both to the definition of manavilins, and to the range of sources.

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  • In any case, given that half of the historical references to manavilins currently cited by the OED are to Australian sources, I should think that an appropriately worded article should be added to the otherwise excellent Australian National Dictionary, which specializes in and indeed celebrates our glorious array of linguistic manavalums.

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  • Hotten (1832 – 1873), where it is given as manavilins.

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