And she said, “No, you are on fire,” and my arm had caught on fire from a candle on this mantelpiece.
Each of those women had a sepia photograph on the mantelpiece, of a young man in uniform.
"Sadly he ran into the wrong people and he is now on someone's mantelpiece somewhere probably," he said.
Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.
Rodney falls back, and with an oath staggers against the mantelpiece.
He was in front of the fire, both his feet on the mantelpiece, smoking a pipe.
When we returned to New York he had the little print framed, and kept it always on his mantelpiece.
There ought to have been a box of matches on the mantelpiece behind the photo-frame.
Her bundle was a large one, and took some time to get through; and then the cards had all to be arranged on the mantelpiece.
But they could not see any knot in the mantelpiece panel, because it was all painted white.
c.1200, "short, loose, sleeveless cloak," variant of mantle (q.v.). Sense of "movable shelter for soldiers besieging a fort" is from 1520s. Meaning "timber or stone supporting masonry above a fireplace" first recorded 1510s, a shortened form of Middle English mantiltre "mantletree" (late 15c.).