14 April 2014

machine is manke

manke = machine (noun) (some things Google found for "manke": an uncommon term; an unusual to uncommon last name; Manke Lumber Company of Washington State; Manke Trucking of California; Manke is a song title by Bhangra singer Lehmber Hussainpuri; a rare first name; means mane in Danish; means to lack in Haitian Creole; name of a place in Sierra Leone)

Word derivation for "machine":
Basque = makina, Finnish = kone
Miresua = manke

The word machines occurs once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in Chapter 2 The Pool of Tears.
Alice had been to the seaside once in her life, and had come to the general conclusion, that wherever you go to on the English coast you find a number of bathing machines in the sea....
According to Wikipedia: The bathing machine was a device, popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, to allow people to change out of their usual clothes, possibly change into swimwear and then wade in the ocean at beaches. Bathing machines were roofed and walled wooden carts rolled into the sea.

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