• WordNet 3.6
    • n manilla a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Manilla Manila paper or the color of manila papaer.
    • Manilla A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa.
    • Manilla A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa.
    • Manilla Of or pertaining to Manila or Manilla, the capital of the Philippine Islands; made in, or exported from, that city.
    • a Manilla Same as Manila.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manilla A piece of ring-money such as was until recent times used for barter on the Guinea coast of Africa. These pieces are of copper or iron, of fixed weight, and in the present century have been manufactured in England for exportation to Africa. See manilio.
    • n manilla In the game of solo, the seven of trumps, the highest card but one.
    • n manilla See manila.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manilla a cheroot manufactured in Manila, in the Philippine Islands.
    • n Manilla ma-nil′a a ring worn as an ornament on the arm or leg, or used as money among the tribes of West Africa
    • Manilla Also Mā′nilio, Manille′
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. manilla,; cf. It. maniglio, maniglia,; F. manille,; Pg. manilha,; all fr. L. manus, hand, and formed after the analogy of L. monile, pl. monilia, necklace: cf. F. manille,


In literature:

From the Pellew Islands we should have a long voyage round to Manilla.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Le Croix had with him a stout Manilla rope of about three hundred feet in length.
"Rivers of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
There was also the mark of a cut on the Manilla hemp, where the wire had entered.
"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Under a colonnade and in its cool shade, a fine Manilla mat covers the flag-stones.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
I lived at 18 Manilla Lane, New York City.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Here, according to the information received from Sancius, they expected to fall in with the Manilla galleon.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
He was sent there, by Sir John Jervis, with a squadron to cut out a rich Manilla ship returning to Spain, which lay in the harbour of Santa Cruz.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
Manilla cigars have an extensive reputation, but principally in the East and in Europe.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
We may get away in the boats, but we'll end our days here in the Manillas.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
They have reached it, by clambering over sandal-wood logs, cases of Manilla cigars, and piles of tortoise-shell.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
All these longitudes are determined according to our chronometers, which were tried immediately after our arrival in Manilla.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
A large passage-boat of Manilla, fitted with out-riggers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Nothing daunted, Ward collected some more Manilla men and renewed the attack.
"The Life of Gordon, Volume I" by Demetrius Charles Boulger
On the 10th we sailed for Manilla, an account of which I shall reserve for our future visit.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
At Labuan I caught the fever of the country, but it did not come out for ten days, by which time we were at Manilla.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
Manilla Buffalo Island of Manilla.
"Delineations of the Ox Tribe" by George Vasey
Here are both Havannahs and Manillas, several brands of each.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
First performance of Walter Damrosch's "Manilla Te Deum" given by the Oratorio Society of New York City.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Manilla Pudding 45 199.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Meanwhile tranquillity was restored at Cavite and Manilla.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière

In poetry:

A hundred leagues from Manilla town,
The San Gregorio's helm came down;
Round she went on her heel, and not
A cable's length from a galliot
That rocked on the waters just abreast
Of the galleon's course, which was west-sou'-west.
"The Lost Galleon" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

RUSHVILLE — There will be a family friendly country dance Oct 20 at the Manilla Lions Club on St Rd 44.
Country dance at Manilla Lions Club Oct 20.
Will Eli endure another 'Thrilla-in- Manilla ' pounding.
Farm Service Agency returning to Manilla .
Manilla For Android, iOS.
Today's Daily App, Manilla for Android and iOS, provides bill reminders and multiple account access on one localized app.
(File photo) David Manilla arrives at Judge Robert C Roth's District Court in Richland Township for an arraignment in May 2011.
Name released of Syracuse firefighter burned on ears while fighting Manilla St fire.
Cannerelli / The Post-Standard A Syracuse firefighter received burns to his hears and eight residents were left homeless after a fire caused extensive damage to a home on 112 Manilla St, Syracuse, early Sunday afternoon.
In 2010, Marie Manilla, a Huntington native who teaches creative writing at Marshall University, published an outstanding collection of short stories, "Still Life With Plums".
We've seen dancing traffic cop s before, but this Filipino officer works it like no other while directing traffic on the streets of Manilla.
She was born on January 31, 1936 in Culver, Pa. A daughter of the late Philip and Manilla Thomas Brown.
She was born June 11, 1919 at Manilla, Iowa, to William and Freda Wenzel.
NORMAN — Norman's mayor doesn't make a habit of wagering on the Sooners, but she did accept Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla's bet on this weekend's game.
Manilla Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

In science:

Orponen and Manilla [OM87] define the class NPO, and show that certain (artificial) problems are NPO-complete under approximation-preserving reductions.
Inapproximability of Combinatorial Optimization Problems