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Used ludicrously to mean a feat of horsemanship in l. 50 of the Manciple's Prologue.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
One of Chaucer's pilgrims is a manciple of the Temple, of whom he gives a good character for his skill in purveying.
The Manciple bowed himself from the dais and went down the middle of the hall, his keys rattling at his belt.Devil Stories|Various
In the old black-letter editions, which retain this Epilogue, it is followed by the Manciple's Prologue.
The Prologue is self-explanatory; we see how the responsibility passed from the Cook to the Manciple.