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Definition of Mantle

Mantle
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.
Mantle
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.
Mantle
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.

Meaning of Mantle from wikipedia

- Mantle may refer to: Mantle (geology), a layer in the interior of a planet The Earth's mantle Mantle (clothing), a cloak-like garment worn mainly by women...
- Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, was an American professional baseball player. Mantle pla****...
- The Mantle is the second studio album by American folk metal band Agalloch. The album was released on August 13, 2002 by The End Records. Cinema "really...
- A mantle is a layer inside a planetary body bounded below by a core and above by a crust. Mantles are made of rock or ices, and are generally the largest...
- Clive Andrew Mantle (born 3 June 1957) is an English actor. He pla**** general surgeon Mike Barratt in the BBC hospital drama series Casualty and Holby...
- The mantle (also known by the Latin word pallium meaning mantle, robe or cloak, adjective pallial) is a significant part of the anatomy of molluscs: it...
- A mantle plume is a proposed mechanism of convection of abnormally hot rock within the Earth's mantle. Because the plume head partly melts on reaching...
- An incandescent gas mantle, gas mantle or Welsbach mantle is a device for generating bright white light when heated by a flame. The name refers to its...
- crust, a highly viscous asthenosphere and mantle, a liquid outer core that is much less viscous than the mantle, and a solid inner core. Scientific understanding...
- and is forced to sink due to high gravitational potential energy into the mantle. Regions where this process occurs are known as subduction zones. Rates...
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