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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Manure \Ma*nure"\ (m[.a]*n[=u]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manured (m[.a]*n[=u]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Manuring.] [Contr, from OF. manuvrer, manovrer, to work with the hand, to cultivate by manual labor, F. man[oe]uvrer. See Manual, Ure, Opera, and cf. Inure.] 1. To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To whom we gave the strand for to manure. --Surrey. [1913 Webster] Manure thyself then; to thyself be improved; And with vain, outward things be no more moved. --Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance. [1913 Webster] The blood of English shall manure the ground. --Shak. [1913 Webster]