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Manx

a shorthaired, medium-sized cat with long hindlegs, prominent hindquarters and some degree of taillessness which can range from absolute, with only a hollow at the end of the spine ('rumpies'), to a short, immobile tail only a few coccygeal vertebrae long and not projecting above the back ('rumpyriser'), to one longer, mobile, but often kinked or otherwise deformed ('stumpy'). Occasionally a normal looking, but abnormally short, tail is produced ('longie'). The Manx gene which is dominant is often associated with other deformities of the lower gastrointestinal tract, such as atresia ani, or spine, such as spina bifida, and many Manx have unusual hindleg gaits as a result. All Manx are heterozygotes, as the trait is lethal, prenatally, in the homozygous state. The usual breeding is Manx to normal, to avoid such losses, but Manx litters are normally very small. The breed is also affected by a hereditary corneal edema.

Manx virus
a strain of calicivirus, isolated from and named after a Manx cat, at one time incriminated in the etiology of the feline urological syndrome; its significance is unclear.
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Also returning after a sabbatical away from racing is Manxman Dave Molyneux who so far has 17 race victories at The Mount.
Scotland's finest had three entries at the five-day stage, so the fact that he relies on the 74-rated Manxman tells its own Jackanory.
The Manxman plied routes in the Irish Sea including North Wales from 1955-82, and after withdrawal from service was converted into a floating restaurant in Preston Docks.
He will be supported in Colorado by three of the men who helped him to Tour glory, chief lieutenant Richie Porte, Manxman Peter Kennaugh and Belarusian Kanstantsin Siutsou, as well as American trio Ian Boswell, Joe Dombrowski and Danny Pate, and Briton Josh Edmondson.
Cavendish was aiming to win his 25th Tour stage - enough to move level with Andre Leducq for third all-time - after victory in Marseille on Wednesday, but there was the rare sight of the Manxman coming up short in a bunch sprint finish as he gave up the chase on Andre Greipel, apparently feeling the affects of a crash late in yesterday's 176.
The Manxman has now opened up an eightsecond lead overall in the overall standings - ahead of Boom - entering today's final stage with Mark Renshaw and Greipel losing touch.
The Manxman, 26, yesterday claimed his 18th Tour stage career win - moving to seventh on the all-time list - on the 167.
CYCLING: Malcolm Elliott expects Mark Cavendish's points jersey success in the Tour of Spain to be the first of many after the Manxman joined an elite British club by winning a classification title in one of cycling's three Grand Tours.
But Mark Renshaw and Cavendish remained calm, sitting on the wheel of the Team Garmin-Transitions squad as they hit the front before the Manxman accelerated off his Australian team-mate's wheel to triumph.
The Manxman held off his rival for the green jersey, Thor Hushovd, to win the 178km 19th stage from Bourgoin-Jallieu to Aubenas and close the gap on the Norwegian to 25 points.
The Manxman again conceded the green jersey to Hushovd - he is a best-priced 8-1 - but his goal for stage wins continues.
The Manxman afterwards reiterated his desire to emerge triumphant on the Champs Elysees after his latest victory.