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 Manche (French).Manchester Poet. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Manchester.
 
The first syllable is the Friesic man (a common); and the word means the Roman encampment on the common.   1
 


 Manche (French).Manchester Poet. 

 
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