The French explorer, binger, in 1887 sought in vain for them.
binger states that the manati was the totem of the Mande group, to which perhaps belonged originally the Susu and the Dyula.
1854, "drinking bout," also (v.) "drink heavily, soak up alcohol;" dialectal use of binge "soak" (a wooden vessel). Noted originally as a Northampton dialect word. Sense extended c. World War I to include eating as well as drinking. Related: Binged; binging.