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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Definitions for mainour

  1. a stolen article found on the person of or near the thief: to be taken with the mainour.

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Citations for mainour
Caught the thief, with the mainour, hey? Maria Edgeworth, The Parent's Assistant
...if I be taken in the mainour, if the theft be found about me, I shall be either killed, or carted with a paper crown set upon my head, having my fault written in great text-letters. Fernando de Rojas, The Celestina
Origin of mainour
1225-1275
Mainour, a Medieval word, entered Middle English from the Old French manoeuvre meaning "hand labor."