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- n. A tip, a gratuity
At the end, when he had received his due, and a handsome _mancia_ besides, he was still unsatisfied, and referred to the tariff in proof that he had been under-paid.
As he passed this kind of human spider it addressed him in a lamentable whine: La buona mancia, signor! la buona mancia!
This arrangement was effected, and the first carriage drove off with those two, Cecily exchanging merry words with an old Italian who had rendered no kind of service, but came to beg his _mancia_ on the strength of being able to utter a few sentences in English.
Chiedete sempre i prezzi prima di mangiare, mancia 10 %.
_buona mancia_, _backshish_, tipping or bribery, was born with man, and will only die out with him.