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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A loose cloak without sleeves. Also: The part of the earth between the crust and the core.

Usage examples (39)
  • A mantle of darkness covered the valley quickly after sunset.
  • Place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders
  • The mantle is what we're really decorating this year.
  • The maverick mantle is not his to recapture any more. for more
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  • Though he took care in hanging his "mantel" (sleeveless outer garment) on the mantle (shelf above a fireplace) it caught fire anyway.
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