One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fowling-piece or other firearm made by the London gunsmith Joseph Manton. Frequently attributive.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From the name of Joseph Manton, English gunsmith and inventor.
A type of Spanish shawl.
1920s; earliest use found in Joseph Hergesheimer (1880–1954). From Spanish mantón from manto + -on.
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