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The noun mantel
is a decorative protruding shelf over a fireplace. For everything else, use mantle
The noun mantel
is the ornamental shelf above a fireplace.
- I have an Oscar on my mantel.
- The mantel on my fireplace is made from Italian marble.
The word mantle
is a noun
with many meanings.
Mantle: A sleeveless coat or a cloak.
Mantle: Something that covers.
- The child was wrapped tightly in his mother's mantle.
Mantle: The layer of the Earth between the crust and the outer core.
- The cabins in the resort were covered by a fresh mantle of snow.
- In some places under the ocean, the mantle is actually exposed on the surface of Earth.
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