What is another word for mantles?

Pronunciation: [mˈantə͡lz] (IPA)

Mantles are often associated with fireplaces, but there are several synonyms for this decorative feature that can be used in other contexts. A shelf or ledge above a fireplace can be called a mantelpiece or mantelshelf. Another word for a mantle is a cloak, which is a garment worn over the shoulders. A covering or layer can also be referred to as a mantle, such as a layer of ice forming a mantle over a tree branch. In the natural sciences, mantle is the name given to the layer between the Earth's crust and core. Other synonyms for mantle include covering, veil, and shroud.

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Usage examples for Mantles

Probably the slight flush that mantles the face he speaks to is less due to any offence at his fat, good-humoured German raillery than to some vague apprehension of the real nature of the position about to develop.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
We could not say the same when callers came, which they speedily did after we were settled in our new home-such tight kid gloves, and bright bonnets, and silk mantles!
"Two Years in Oregon"
Wallis Nash
Choice furs, such as delicate and well-cured skins of sable and fox, can be had here at reasonable rates, made up in the form of simple mantles and robes.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Mantles

  • The king then kept his Christmas at his castle at Guildford; the dresses are said to be , and consisted of eighty tunics of buckram of various colours; forty-two visors of different similitudes, namely, fourteen of faces of women, fourteen of faces of men, and fourteen heads of angels made with silver; twenty-eight crests; fourteen mantles embroidered with heads of dragons; fourteen white tunics wrought with the heads and wings of peacocks; fourteen with the heads of swans with wings; fourteen tunics painted with the eyes of peacocks; fourteen tunics of English linen painted; and fourteen other tunics embroidered with stars of gold.
    Joseph Strutt
  • Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars - Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyberborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west.
    Robert E. Howard
  • A glimpse of Breidablick, whose walls are light As e'en the silver on the cliff it shone; Of dark blue steel its columns azure height And the big altar was one agate stone. It seemed as if the air upheld alone Its dome, unless supporting spirits bore it, Studded with stars Odin's spangled throne, A light inscrutable burned fiercely o'er it; In sky-blue mantles, Sat the gold-crowned gods before it.
    Esaias Tegnér

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