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 for Manners bit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manner \Man"ner\, n. [OE. manere, F. mani[`e]re, from OF.
     manier, adj., manual, skillful, handy, fr. (assumed) LL.
     manarius, for L. manuarius belonging to the hand, fr. manus
     the hand. See Manual.]
     1. Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything;
        method; style; form; fashion.
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              The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in
              the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the
              God of the land.                      --2 Kings
                                                    xvii. 26.
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              The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves
              after a gentle, but very powerful, manner.
                                                    --Atterbury.
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     2. Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's
        self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.
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        (a) Customary method of acting; habit.
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                  Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them.
                                                    --Acts xvii.
                                                    2.
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                  Air and manner are more expressive than words.
                                                    --Richardson.
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        (b) pl. Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming
            behavior; well-bred carriage and address; as, mind
            your manners!.
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                  Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
                                                    --Emerson.
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        (c) The style of writing or thought of an author;
            characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
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     3. Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done
        already.
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              The bread is in a manner common.      --1 Sam.
                                                    xxi.5.
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     4. Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having
        the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds; as, all manners of
        people came to the rally.
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              And they being afraid wondered, saying to one
              another, What manner of man is this! for he
              commandeth even the winds and the water, and they
              obey him.                             --Luke 8: 25.
  
              Ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs.
                                                    --Luke xi. 42.
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              I bid thee say,
              What manner of man art thou?          --Coleridge.
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     Note: In old usage, of was often omitted after manner, when
           employed in this sense. "A manner Latin corrupt was her
           speech." --Chaucer.
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     By any manner of means, in any way possible; by any sort of
        means.
  
     To be taken in the manner or To be taken with the manner.
        [A corruption of to be taken in the mainor. See Mainor.]
        To be taken in the very act. [Obs.] See Mainor.
  
     To make one's manners, to make a bow or courtesy; to offer
        salutation.
  
     Manners bit, a portion left in a dish for the sake of good
        manners. --Hallwell.
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     Syn: Method; mode; custom; habit; fashion; air; look; mien;
          aspect; appearance. See Method.
          [1913 Webster] Mannerchor

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