Definitions starting with M

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[cf. DIE malela, manila idem "fr. Manila fibre used for rope, etc."] n. the fibre of sisal, Agave sisalana, or similar sp. used for rope, etc.: 1936 (Dupuch 125). Manella could use for the same thing as the sisal, but it different: it finer (Nassau). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-11 02:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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