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The hand of a human or the forefoot of a quadruped.
(invertebrate zoology)
The proximal enlargement of the propodus of the chela of arthropods.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



an island in the Pacific Ocean; the only large island in the Admiralty Islands (Melanesia). Part of Papua New Guinea. Area, 1,554 sq km. Population, 22,000 (1969). The island is composed of volcanic rocks. In the central part there are mountains up to 719 m in elevation. Manus has a humid subequatorial climate. There are evergreen forests, and coconut palms are cultivated. The main town is Lorengau.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Everybody is tired, people think this news will make us happy but everyone is same like before," Kurdish Iranian refugee Benham Satah told Reuters from Manus Island.
On her LinkedIn site, Manus wrote that her grandfather taught her that "impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools."
Dr Zietsma is the only employee on the payroll at Manus, but it is currently using the expertise of universities across Europe, in locations such as Scotland, Holland, Germany and Finland.
Manus couldn't believe his ears when he found himself talking with the Russian cosmonaut.
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A refugee calling from Manus Island told a rally in Melbourne he had suffered five years of suffering and helplessness.
Ajay Devgn on Sunday announced the title of his maiden Marathi production venture, Aapla Manus. The actor-filmmaker said he fell in love with the Marathi language after marrying actress Kajol.
An Iranian refugee detained by Australia on Manus Island has begun a new life in Canada, through a group of private citizens who sponsored his freedom.
The comments mark the first official timetable for when the United States will begin resettling up to 1,250 people held inAustralian-run centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus island as part of a refugee swap deal struck by former US President Barack Obama late last year.