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manche

[mahnch] /mɑntʃ/
noun, Heraldry.
1.
a conventional representation of a sleeve with a flaring end, used as a charge.
Also, maunche, maunch.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin manicae (plural) long sleeves, gloves, handcuffs, derivative of manus hand

Manche

[mahnsh] /mɑ̃ʃ/
noun
1.
a department in NW France. 2476 sq. mi. (6413 sq. km).
Capital: Saint-Lô.
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Manche

/French mɑ̃ʃ/
noun
1.
a department of NW France, in Basse-Normandie region. Capital: St-Lô. Pop: 484 967 (2003 est). Area: 6412 sq km (2501 sq miles)
2.
La Manche, the French name for the English Channel
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