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ma·nil·la

 (mə-nĭl′ə)
n.
Variant of manila.

manilla

(məˈnɪlə)
n
(Currencies) an early form of currency in W Africa in the pattern of a small bracelet
[from Spanish: bracelet, diminutive of mano hand, from Latin manus]
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Noun1.manilla - a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hempmanilla - a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
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In a moment he was standing in the boat's stern, and the Manilla men were springing to their oars.
Really, my dear Albert," replied Lucien, lighting a manilla at a rose-colored taper that burnt in a be beautifully enamelled stand -- "how happy you are to have nothing to do.
Ultimately some of the minor spars did go - nothing important: spanker-booms and such-like - because at times the frightful impetus of her rolling would part a fourfold tackle of new three- inch Manilla line as if it were weaker than pack-thread.
He wore a Manilla hat and a sort of tappa morning gown, sufficiently loose and negligent to show the verse of a song tattooed upon his chest, and a variety of spirited cuts by native artists in other parts of his body.
I feel more like a citizen of the world at the sight of the palm-leaf which will cover so many flaxen New England heads the next summer, the Manilla hemp and cocoanut husks, the old junk, gunny bags, scrap iron, and rusty nails.
In the interval of these consultations, my friend, who was always upon the search for business, proposed another voyage among the Spice Islands, to bring home a loading of cloves from the Manillas, or thereabouts.
Also not charging are the Black Country Cider Lions and Manilla Road.
The firm, which specilaises in architecture, engineering and design has overseen projects such as the Ministry of Interior and Civil Defence headquarters in Qatar, and is also active in Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manilla.
MANILLA (TAP) - A powerful earthquake violently shook the central Philippines on Tuesday morning.
Manilla will keep track of the expiration dates for you.
He said: "I've been on the phone with people in Manilla and India and I've got nowhere.
45 where it is hard to get away from Malcolm Daniels's Manilla Flash fresh from his Monmore heat track record and subsequent excellent second to Lil Risky in a 416m final there.