Manille

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manille See 1st Manilla, 1.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manille Same as manilio. Ash.
    • n manille The highest card but one in the games of omber and quadrille. : It is the two of clubs or spades, or the seven of diamonds or hearts, according as one or other of these suits is trumps, the manille always being a trump. The card, in the form Manillio, is personified in the following lines
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manille ma-nil′ in ombre and quadrille, the highest card but one.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

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
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In poetry:

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