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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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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.
Here, having made a good acquaintance at Manilla, he got his ship made a free ship, and the governor of Manilla hired him to go to Acapulco, on the coast of America, and gave him a licence to land there, and to travel to Mexico, and to pass in any Spanish ship to Europe with all his men.
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.
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.
The awards will be presented to individuals and groups during NSW Seniors Festival from Wednesday 4 April to Sunday 15 April at events in Tamworth, Barraba, Manilla and Nundle.
In filing the complaint, the ombudsman said Montilla delayed the suspension of city accountant Eva Sabusap, former budget officer now administrator Fernando Balbin, health officer Noel Villanueva, treasurer Renato Manilla and revenue collection officer Evangeline Seaeres for negligence in the performance of official duties.
Montilla was accused of delaying for years the enforcement of the Ombudsman's suspension of Evangeline Seneres, Eva Sabusap, Fernando Balhin, Noel Villanueva and Renato Manilla for negligence.
Anne's confusion at sexist assumptions about educating women is met with deep understanding, and the self-contained Manilla surprises with her tender-hearted response to Anne's social rejections.
MANILLA, PHILIPPINES * The Philippine House of Representatives has not renewed the license of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines to operate dozens of radio stations across the country.
Quarantine, Manilla, The Philippines Ingredients: 45ml white rum, 7ml gin, 7ml dry vermouth, 7ml lemon juice, 7ml orange juice, 7ml simple syrup, 5ml dry anis or 2 dashes absinthe, 1 egg white, lemon peel to garnish.