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or man•tle

(ˈmæn tl)

1. a construction framing the opening of a fireplace and usu. covering part of the chimney breast in a decorative manner.
2. Also called mantelshelf. a shelf above a fireplace opening.
Also called man′tel•piece`, man′tle•piece` (-ˌpis)
[1510–20; sp. variant of mantle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mantlepiece - shelf that projects from wall above fireplacemantlepiece - shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
fireplace, hearth, open fireplace - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
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If she only had a servant or two it would be all right," said Amy, coming out of the parlor, where she had been trying to decide whether the bronze Mercury looked best on the whatnot or the mantlepiece.
At that moment, the clock on the mantlepiece gave its warning click and the first stroke of twelve struck.
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Tell her, fair cousin, that 'tis no longer the fashion, and that the hinge (gond) and the laurel (laurier) embroidered on her robe give her the air of a walking mantlepiece.
The red berries were just as abundant on the holly, and he and Maggie had dressed all the windows and mantlepieces and picture-frames on Christmas eve with as much taste as ever, wedding the thick-set scarlet clusters with branches of the black-berried ivy.
Cathy was joined by Ross Collins and Alex McCall as they picked up new silverware for the mantlepiece at the 2015 Scottish Children's Book Awards.
So I got it for the mantlepiece and it went from there, it wasn't long before I ran out of mantlepiece space to put them on.
You can't really display the baby monitor on a mantlepiece, but it's crazy the prices that people pay these days.
This Christmas stocking from Susan Watson designs will look a picture on your mantlepiece, even before it's filled up with gifts.
Loloahi Tapui had no right to be in Britain when she was being paid to dust the law chief's mantlepiece and polish her gold taps.
Restorer, Mark Townsend works on the mantlepiece at the Molineux Hotel
We can be sure that Ms Rantzen's thoroughly deserved CBE - which she has accepted on behalf of her entire organisation - will not be wasted as a mere "gong" to decorate her mantlepiece but will be used to promote even more the aims of ChildLine, and that she will not regard it as the summation of her vital work.