Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The second-highest trump in certain card games.
  • n. A card game played with a deck of 32, in which the ten (or ‘manille’) is the highest in each suit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See 1st manilla, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as manilio. Ash.
  • n. The highest card but one in the games of omber and quadrille. :

Etymologies

From French manille, influenced by Spanish manilla. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "manille" for infinitesimal points, they would all shout and gesticulate violently, as only Southern Frenchmen can, relapsing as the discussion grew more heated into their native Provencal, for though Nyons is geographically in Dauphine, climatically and racially it is in Provence.

    The Days Before Yesterday

  • Four poilus join in a game of manille, that will last until night blacks out the cards.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • Only two other tables were occupied: at the one two men and a woman played _manille_, on the other a pair of players rattled dominoes, Madame Boin, sunk into her rolls of fat, drowsed on her throne behind the counter.

    The Belovéd Vagabond

  • At night Cicogne staked at manille, in the inns, the coppers that had been thrown her during the day, while Boulingrin, with a bowl of warm wine in front of him, explained to the company that it was ridiculous to believe in fairies.

    The Story Of The Duchess Of Cicogne And Of Monsieur De Boulingrin 1920

  • (of net) (de filet) (de red) seine senna red de cerco selner sonneur cerquero selvedge bordure renforce enchace, borde, costura semi-pelagic trawl chalut semi-plagique arte de arrastre semipelgico et gillnet filet maillant cal red de enmalle fija setnet filet cal red fija hackle manille grillete shear-chain chaine d'cartement cadena de refuerzo sheet bend, or weaver knot noeud d'coute ou de tisserand vuelta de escota, nudo de tejedor shoe plate lement de semelle zapata

    Chapter 5

  • _manille_, or they played _boules_ in narrow grass alleys beside the muddy road.

    Everyman's Land

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