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 for Manual exercise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manual \Man"u*al\ (m[a^]n"[-u]*al), a. [OE. manuel, F. manuel,
     L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund hand,
     protection, OHG. munt, G. m["u]ndel a ward, vormund guardian,
     Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate, Legerdemain, Maintain,
     Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the hand.
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     2. Performed by a person using physical as contrasted with
        mental effort; as, manual labor.
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     3. Done or made by the hand. In some contexts, contrasted
        with automatic or mechanical. "Manual and ocular
        examination." --Tatham.
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     Manual exercise (Mil.) the exercise by which soldiers are
        taught the use of their muskets and other arms.
     Seal manual, the impression of a seal worn on the hand as a
     Sign manual. See under Sign.
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