Did you mayhaps mean manilla?
- n. Plural form of manilla.
“The ornaments are brass earrings, beads and imitation coral; heavy bangles and manillas of brass and copper, zinc and iron, loading the ankles, and giving a dainty elephantine gait; the weight also produces stout mollets, which are set off by bead-garters below the knees.”
“Sixteenth-century bronze casting from Benin, showing Europeans holding manillas, 68 64.”
“Sixteenth-century bronze casting from Benin, showing natives holding manillas, 69”
“He clapped his hands, and one of the Malay women brought a box of manillas.”
“International Slavery Museum, in the Merseyside Maritime Museum building, include horseshoe-shaped pieces of metal known as manillas.”
“From the extreme similarity between the shape of these, whether in gold or bronze, to the so-called African manillas, it has been conjectured the Irish examples, like the African, may have been used as a medium of exchange; and on the whole it seems probable that such was the case, the dividing line between what were used for ornaments and what may have been used for exchange not being at all easily defined (figs. 63 and 64).”
“On a round table, which should have occupied the centre of the parlor, now pulled up to the window-seat, whereon reclined the worthies, stood a large pitcher of iced water; a square case-bottle of cut crystal filled, as the flavor which pervaded the whole room sufficiently demonstrated, with superb old Antigua Shrub; several large rummers corresponding to the fashion of the bottle; a twisted taper of green wax, and a small silver plate with six or eight cheroots, real manillas.”
“-- Sixteenth-century bronze casting from Benin, showing natives holding manillas (after Read and Dalton,”
“-- Sixteenth-century bronze casting from Benin, showing Europeans holding manillas (after Read and Dalton,”
“_Quiera V. enseñarme sus manillas, Signorina Blanche?”
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