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mantelshelf

[man-tl-shelf]
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noun, plural man·tel·shelves.
  1. mantel(def 2).

Origin of mantelshelf

First recorded in 1820–30; mantel + shelf
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Examples from the Web for mantelshelf

Historical Examples

  • There was an old standish on the mantelshelf containing a dusty apology for all three.

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • And so it still remains a permanent eyesore on her mantelshelf.

  • The walls were covered with pictures, the mantelshelf with flowers.

    Scottish Ghost Stories

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • When she came back from making his bed she had found him standing by the mantelshelf.

    The Lowest Rung</p>

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • Paul stood aside, resting his elbow upon a corner of the mantelshelf.


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