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mantlepiece

[man-tl-pees] /ˈmæn tlˌpis/
noun
1.
Origin of mantlepiece
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  • Eight o'clock sounded from the ruins of Carthage on the mantlepiece.

  • He sat down opposite me and pointed to a photograph in the centre of his mantlepiece.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • He turned as white as the sheet on the bed, and clutched the mantlepiece.

    The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome
  • If you want to do some writing, that's the top of the desk on end against the mantlepiece.

    A Thief in the Night E. W. Hornung
  • Edward was standing near the mantlepiece immersed in the paper.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • She placed the coin on the mantlepiece after counting the remainder.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • He looked wistfully at the dice and box lying on the mantlepiece.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • He got up as he spoke and taking a small key from his pocket went towards the left hand corner of the mantlepiece.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • Among his pipes, in a glass case over the mantlepiece, hangs a totem stick.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • I had the impression that the arm was raised, pointing with the hand towards the mantlepiece, on which a night-light was burning.

    True Ghost Stories

    Hereward Carrington

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