mantlepiece


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man•tel

or man•tle

(ˈmæn tl)

n.
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]
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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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At that moment, the clock on the mantlepiece gave its warning click and the first stroke of twelve struck.
"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.
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. In truth, people no longer sit thus on their banners, I assure you."
If you want to do some writing, that's the top of the desk on end against the mantlepiece. You'll never have a better chance so far as interruption goes.
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.
Do you perhaps have the Bun of the Midlands award on your mantlepiece? If you can tell us anything about either of the two phtographs, we'd love to hear from you.
The eventual winner will no doubt "share" it with their fellow nominees before taking it home to stick on the mantlepiece.
The front lounge has a double glazed bay window to the front and additional window to the side and a feature fireplace with carved timber mantlepiece.
ere There are plenty of options for string lights for the mantlepiece out there too, as well as string lights for outdoor shrubbery.
The fairy godmother is replaced by an Angel of Death, Liam Mower, who enters sliding down the mantlepiece and brings a heroic pilot into Cinders' life.
The hearth and mantlepiece are badly stained and we've tried everything, so we are thinking of painting them.
As well as being a stove with an oven for baking, many like the Sovereign were also heaters and water heaters (note the tap for drawing water on the right), had hot plates and apertures which could serve as toasters and, when a line was strung from side to side of the mantlepiece could also dry clothes.