Part of speech: noun

A cheroot made in Manila, in the Philippine Islands.

Part of speech: noun

The fiber of a tall perennial herb; Manila hemp. See ABACA.

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Usage examples "manila":

  1. At this critical juncture, the naval forces once more distinguished themselves, and made further bloody fighting on land unnecessary, by destroying Cervera's fleet which attempted to make its escape from the Santiago harbor on the morning of July 3. The American ships were then in charge of Commodore Schley, for Admiral Sampson had left watch early that morning for a conference with General Shafter; and the sailors acquitted themselves with the same skill that marked Dewey's victory at Manila. - "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913", Charles A. Beard.
  2. In dreams I saw you standing on the shore at Manila, gazing at the far horizon wrapped in the warm light of the early dawn. - "The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere", José Rizal.
  3. There was also a body of Spanish militia in Manila, a volunteer corps similar to the one which was always maintained in Havana under Spanish rule, which could be called out by the captain- general in the event of need. - "Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom", Trumbull White.