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manada

[muh-nah-duh] /məˈnɑ də/
noun, Southwestern U.S.
1.
a herd of horses.
Origin of manada
1835-1845
1835-45; < American Spanish, Spanish: herd, flock, crowd, perhaps to be identified with Old Spanish manada handful, derivative of mano hand < Latin manus
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  • There were twelve hundred head of cattle, and a "manada" of mares and colts, beside something over thirteen thousand sheep.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • A manada of about ten thousand head was two leagues off on the plain, quietly grazing in the company of a few elks and buffaloes.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
  • All at once a terrible crash was heard, and the vanguard of the manada appeared on the skirt of the forest.

    The Border Rifles Gustave Aimard
  • manada is the name given in the old Spanish possessions to an assemblage of several thousand wild animals.

    The Border Rifles Gustave Aimard
  • In the meanwhile a tremendous struggle was going on in the ravine between the hunters and the rest of the manada.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
  • The presence of his manada offered some guarantee, that he might still be near the ground where the vaquero had marked him.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • We had ridden nearly ten miles without drawing bridle, when our guide struck upon the trail of the manada.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • With all the impetuosity of youth Don Pablo had rushed into the very heart of the manada.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard

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