Spadille, Manille, and Basto were "matadores," or murderers, as they never gave suit.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
Four poilus join in a game of manille, that will last until night blacks out the cards.
"Under Fire" by Henri Barbusse
Le piquet et la manille allaient leur train.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
For there's the cafe open wide,
And there they set me up;
And there I smoke my caporal
Above my cider cup;
And play manille a while before
I hurry home to sup.
"The Legless Man" by Robert W Service