Examples from the Web for manilla
Historical Examples of manilla
The man actually had the luck to win the second prize in the Manilla lottery.End of the Tether
When the English captured Manilla, they found this sultan incarcerated.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
They have some customs at Manilla which I could not help admiring.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak
Manilla, coir, and some other ropes, do not require tarring.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
We fell in with the schooner (the Young Queen) the day after we left Manilla.Borneo and the Indian Archipelago
Frank S. Marryat
- an early form of currency in W Africa in the pattern of a small bracelet
Word Origin for manilla
variant of Manila, especially in manilla paper (1832).
"ring, bracelet," from Spanish manilla, from Latin monilia, plural of monile "collar, necklace" (see mane). Influenced in Spanish by Spanish mano "hand."