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Mantle meaning

mantle - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. hanging cloth used as a blind ( especially for a window)
  2. 2. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
  3. 3. Same as Mantling.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Any free, outer membrane.
  6. 6. The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
  7. 7. A mantel. See Mantel.
  8. 8. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.
  9. 9. A penstock for a water wheel.
  10. 10. To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise.
  11. 11. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
  12. 12. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.
  13. 13. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; - said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
  14. 14. To spread out; - said of wings.
  15. 15. A loose garment; cloak.
  16. 16. To cloak; cover.
  17. 17. To spread; foam; suffuse.

mantle - examples of usage

  1. Is the spirit of the Spectators all lost, and their mantle fallen upon nobody? - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. What is this mantle made of? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. But it was the red mantle of soft English cloth, in shape like to the one, he was told. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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