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mantle


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mantel  \Man"tel\,  n.  [The  same  word  as  mantle  a  garment;  cf  F. 
  manteau  de  chemin['e]e.  See  {Mantle}.]  (Arch.) 
  The  finish  around  a  fireplace,  covering  the  chimney-breast  in 
  front  and  sometimes  on  both  sides;  especially,  a  shelf  above 
  the  fireplace,  and  its  supports.  [Written  also  {mantle}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mantle  \Man"tle\,  n.  [OE.  mantel,  OF  mantel,  F.  manteau,  fr  L. 
  mantellum  mantelum  a  cloth,  napkin,  cloak,  mantle  (cf. 
  mantele,  mantile,  towel,  napkin);  prob.  from  manus  hand  +  the 
  root  of  tela  cloth.  See  {Manual},  {Textile},  and  cf 
  {Mandil},  {Mantel},  {Mantilla}.] 
  1.  A  loose  garment  to  be  worn  over  other  garments;  an 
  enveloping  robe;  a  cloak.  Hence  figuratively,  a  covering 
  or  concealing  envelope. 
 
  [The]  children  are  clothed  with  mantles  of  satin. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  The  green  mantle  of  the  standing  pool.  --Shak. 
 
  Now  Nature  hangs  her  mantle  green  On  every  blooming 
  tree.  --Burns. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  Same  as  {Mantling}. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  external  fold,  or  folds,  of  the  soft,  exterior 
  membrane  of  the  body  of  a  mollusk.  It  usually  forms  a 
  cavity  inclosing  the  gills.  See  Illusts  of 
  {Buccinum},  and  {Byssus}. 
  b  Any  free  outer  membrane. 
  c  The  back  of  a  bird  together  with  the  folded  wings. 
 
  4.  (Arch.)  A  mantel.  See  {Mantel}. 
 
  5.  The  outer  wall  and  casing  of  a  blast  furnace,  above  the 
  hearth.  --Raymond. 
 
  6.  (Hydraulic  Engin.)  A  penstock  for  a  water  wheel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mantle  \Man"tle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mantled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Mantling}.] 
  To  cover  or  envelop,  as  with  a  mantle;  to  cloak;  to  hide;  to 
  disguise.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mantle  \Man"tle\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  unfold  and  spread  out  the  wings,  like  a  mantle;  --  said 
  of  hawks.  Also  used  figuratively. 
 
  Ne  is  there  hawk  which  mantleth  on  her  perch. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Or  tend  his  sparhawk  mantling  in  her  mew.  --Bp. 
  Hall. 
 
  My  frail  fancy  fed  with  full  delight.  Doth  bathe  in 
  bliss,  and  mantleth  most  at  ease.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  spread  out  --  said  of  wings. 
 
  The  swan,  with  arched  neck  Between  her  white  wings 
  mantling  proudly,  rows.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  spread  over  the  surface  as  a  covering;  to  overspread; 
  as  the  scum  mantled  on  the  pool. 
 
  Though  mantled  in  her  cheek  the  blood.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  4.  To  gather,  assume,  or  take  on  a  covering,  as  froth,  scum, 
  etc 
 
  There  is  a  sort  of  men  whose  visages  Do  cream  and 
  mantle  like  a  standing  pond.  --Shak. 
 
  Nor  bowl  of  wassail  mantle  warm.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mantle 
  n  1:  the  cloak  as  a  symbol  of  authority;  "place  the  mantle  of 
  authority  on  younger  shoulders" 
  2:  the  layer  of  the  earth  between  the  crust  and  the  core 
  3:  anything  that  covers;  "there  was  a  blanket  of  snow"  [syn:  {blanket}] 
  4:  (zoology)  a  protective  layer  of  epidermis  in  mollusks  or 
  brachiopods  that  secretes  a  substance  forming  the  shell 
  [syn:  {pallium}] 
  5:  projects  from  wall  above  fireplace;  "in  England  they  call  a 
  mantel  a  chimneypiece"  [syn:  {mantel},  {mantelpiece},  {mantlepiece}, 
  {chimneypiece}] 
  6:  hanging  cloth  used  as  a  blind  [syn:  {curtain},  {drape},  {drapery}, 
  {pall}] 
  7:  a  sleeveless  garment  like  cloak  but  shorter  [syn:  {cape}] 
  v  1:  spread  over  a  surface,  like  a  mantle 
  2:  cover  like  a  mantle:  "The  ivy  mantles  the  building" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Mantle 
  (1.)  Heb.  'addereth,  a  large  over-garment.  This  word  is  used  of 
  Elijah's  mantle  (1  Kings  19:13,  19;  2  Kings  2:8,  13,  etc.), 
  which  was  probably  a  sheepskin.  It  appears  to  have  been  his  only 
  garment,  a  strip  of  skin  or  leather  binding  it  to  his  loins. 
  _'Addereth_  twice  occurs  with  the  epithet  hairy"  (Gen.  25:25; 
  Zech.  13:4,  R.V.).  It  is  the  word  denoting  the  "goodly 
  Babylonish  garment"  which  Achan  coveted  (Josh.  7:21). 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  me'il,  frequently  applied  to  the  "robe  of  the  ephod" 
  (Ex.  28:4,  31;  Lev.  8:7),  which  was  a  splendid  under  tunic 
  wholly  of  blue,  reaching  to  below  the  knees.  It  was  woven 
  without  seam,  and  was  put  on  by  being  drawn  over  the  head.  It 
  was  worn  not  only  by  priests  but  by  kings  (1  Sam.  24:4), 
  prophets  (15:27),  and  rich  men  (Job  1:20;  2:12).  This  was  the 
  "little  coat"  which  Samuel's  mother  brought  to  him  from  year  to 
  year  to  Shiloh  (1  Sam.  2:19),  a  miniature  of  the  official 
  priestly  robe. 
 
  (3.)  Semikah  "a  rug,"  the  garment  which  Jael  threw  as  a 
  covering  over  Sisera  (Judg.  4:18).  The  Hebrew  word  occurs 
  nowhere  else  in  Scripture. 
 
  (4.)  Maataphoth  plural,  only  in  Isa.  3:22,  denoting  a  large 
  exterior  tunic  worn  by  females.  (See  {DRESS}.) 
 




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