mantel-shelf

  • 1 mantel — n. [Written also Mantle, Mantle piece, Mantle shelf.] Mantel piece, mantel shelf …

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  • 2 Mantel clock — Mantel clocks or shelf clocks are relatively small house clocks traditionally placed on the shelf, or mantel, above the fireplace. The form, first developed in France in the 1750s, can be distinguished from earlier chamber clocks of similar size… …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 mantel — [man′təl] n. [var. of MANTLE] 1. the facing of stone, marble, etc. about a fireplace, including a projecting shelf or slab above it 2. the shelf or slab …

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  • 5 mantel — mantel, mantle Mantel is originally a variant of mantle, both forms are derived from the Latin word mantellum meaning ‘cloak’, and both have meanings to do with covering. Mantle has several uses, including ‘cloak’ (usually as worn by women) and… …

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  • 6 Mantel — This article is about a municipality in Germany. For the shelf above a fireplace, see fireplace mantel. For other uses, see Mantel (disambiguation). Mantel …

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  • 7 mantel / mantle —    A mantel is the shelf above a fireplace, or face of one: Matilda set several candles on the mantel.    A mantle is a cloak or blanket: Velma grabbed her mantle before heading out the door …

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  • 8 mantel / mantle —    A mantel is the shelf above a fireplace, or face of one: Matilda set several candles on the mantel.    A mantle is a cloak or blanket: Velma grabbed her mantle before heading out the door …

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  • 9 shelf — n 1. bracket, hob; mantel, mantelpiece; platform, bench, banquette; ledge, protrusion, projection, overhang. 2. sandbank, sand bar, bank, bar, shoal, ridge, reef. 3. put on the shelf Slang. postpone, defer, prorogue, delay, suspend, hang up,… …

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  • 10 mantel — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, mantle Date: 15th century 1. a. a beam, stone, or arch serving as a lintel to support the masonry above a fireplace b. the finish around a fireplace 2. a shelf above a fireplace …

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  • 11 mantel — /man tl/, n. 1. a construction framing the opening of a fireplace and usually covering part of the chimney breast in a more or less decorative manner. 2. Also called mantelshelf. a shelf above a fireplace opening. Also, mantle. Also called… …

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  • 12 mantel — noun /ˈmæn.təl/ the shelf above a fireplace which may be also a structural support for the masonry of the chimney See Also: mantelpiece …

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  • 13 shelf — Synonyms and related words: archives, armory, arsenal, attic, band, bank, bar, basement, bay, beam end, bed, bedding, belt, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellar, chest, closet, conservatory, coral reef, corbel …

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  • 14 shelf — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. ledge, mantel, mantelpiece; sandbank, reef. See support. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A ledge] Syn. shoal, shallow, rock, reef, mantle, sandbank; see also ledge , ridge 2 . 2. [A cupboard rack] Syn. counter …

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  • 15 mantel — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fireplace, mantelpiece, chimney piece; see shelf …

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  • 16 mantel — man•tel or mantle 7) [[t]ˈmæn tl[/t]] 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… …

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  • 17 Fireplace mantel — Chimneypiece and overmantel, about 1750 V A Museum no. 738:1 to 3 1897 Fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimneypiece, originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke. The term has evolved to… …

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  • 18 chimney shelf — noun dialect : a mantel shelf …

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  • 19 man|tel|shelf — «MAN tuhl SHEHLF», noun. = mantel (def. 2). (Cf. ↑mantel) …

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  • 20 Mantle (climbing) — To mantle or mantel in rock climbing is to perform a specific move, typically to get a climber up onto a ledge. The term is derived from the phrase mantel shelf and derives from the shelf above a fireplace. Imagine an old house with high cellings …

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