Manilio

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manilio See Manilla, 1.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manilio A bracelet or arm-ring, especially one of a kind worn by savages, as in Africa. Copper manilios formed a common article of barter during the early intercourse between Europeans and African tribes. See ring-money. Also manil, manille.
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Usage

In literature:

Manilio, who is a wit when he is not at cards, was in such a rage that he revoked when he heard it.
"The History of Henry Esmond, Esq." by W. M. Thackeray
You'll be ruined by Manilio, Basto, the queen, and two small trumps, in red.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
You will be ruined by Manilio, Basto, the queen, and two small trumps in red.
"Swift" by Leslie Stephen
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