Origin of mantel
Examples from the Web for mantel
In her memoir, Giving Up the Ghost, Mantel writes of her own childhood encounters with the paranormal.
Mantel did live in Saudi Arabia with her husband for nearly a decade, and this piece was originally published as memoir.
His mantel is chock full of Oscars and Grammys (three of each).Giorgio Moroder, Dance Music Legend, on Remixing Coldplay’s ‘Midnight’ and ‘Crazy’ Lana Del Rey|Douglas Wolk|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The political rhetoric and advocacy that claim the mantel of the eternal for decidedly temporal causes.Pope Francis’s Injunction to Get Back to Basics May Help American Christianity|Joshua DuBois|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mantel, unfortunately, repeats the “scheming Anne” portrayal in her own novels.
The half-extinct lamp on the mantel could not conceal from me--my brother!Jane Talbot|Charles Brockden Brown
"Well, put the kid's hat on then," George suggested, settling his own with some care at the mantel mirror.The Story Of Julia Page|Kathleen Norris
He walked to the fire-place and looked on the mantel for a book.
Figure 94 shows the patterns for the cutting of the various pieces required to make up the mantel.The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall
He was the one who looked at her least; he went to the fireplace and leaned on the mantel with his head in his hands.The Reverberator|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for mantel
less commonly mantle
Word Origin for mantel
Word Origin and History for mantel
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.).