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A plural of mantis.
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In the first place, very good wages, to which were attached, and from which hung, like extra bunches of grapes on his vine, the revenues of the civil and criminal registries of the provostship, plus the civil and criminal revenues of the tribunals of Embas of the Châtelet, without reckoning some little toll from the bridges of Mantes and of Corbeil, and the profits on the craft of Shagreen-makers of Paris, on the corders of firewood and the measurers of salt.
And then Mantes took in his hands the ox's halter and Iphiclus lashed him upon the back.
Patient 2, a 21-year-old Malian woman, was admitted to Hopital de Mantes in Mantes-la-Jolie and delivered a normal baby with the gestational age of 36.