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  • noun Plural form of manor.


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  • It may be remarked, in passing, that they also would like to live in English manors in gardened landscapes and have French cathedrals rise above their perfect towns!

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism Henry Seidel Canby 1919

  • What we call the manors were originally the _villae_ of the pagan lords, each with its population of slaves.

    A Short History of England 1905

  • 1From 1547 to 1553, Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth resided in manors that were arranged to display their social position and financial resources.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558 2008

  • In general, since public land was to be had virtually free in reward for immigration whether in freedom or service, most of the so-called manors doubtless procured neither leaseholders nor essoines nor any other sort of tenants, and those of them which survived as estates found their salvation in becoming private plantations with servant and slave gangs tilling their tobacco fields.

    American Negro Slavery A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime Ulrich Bonnell Phillips 1905

  • The most numerous class [23] on the manors was the third, that of the villeins or non-free tenants, who held their land by payment of services to the lord.

    A Short History of English Agriculture 1893

  • Wealthy Dutchmen came hither with patents from the East India Company, took possession of tracts sixteen miles long, settled colonies upon them, and lived in great state on their "manors," ruling the colonies, working their lands with slaves, and assuming the aristocratic title of "Patroon."

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle

  • "manors" of rural England; and he lived there in the style of a country magnate, John Adams belonged to the sturdy New England yeomanry sprung from the Pilgrims, and, as the descendant of John Alden, had some reason to pride himself upon good blood.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle

  • Now British people are doing it too – mooning around castles and manors, yearning for bustles, butlers and the "olden days".

    Just for a moment, I wanted a burkini too | Barbara Ellen 2011

  • August 7th, 2009 11: 28 pm ET bad manor, and disgraceful. out of order. and act worse than two year olds. can anyone solve the countries problem without acting in this manors. i think the country has lost it ability to solve problems, and dont know how to fix anything. wally

    Obama political arm goes on offense 2009

  • This year sees lots of London hotels opening in time for the 2012 Olympics, plus cool cabins, converted manors and barns, and a stylish architect-designed house

    New UK accommodation for 2011 2011


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