Origin of mantelet
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It requires great dexterity in cutting out the mantelet to give a graceful appearance to this innovation.
On the memorable occasion of which I speak I was habited in a crimson satin dress, with a sky-blue Arabian mantelet.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
He remembereth his worthies: They stumble in their march; They make haste to the wall thereof, And the mantelet is prepared.
The most interesting example which we have met of the employment of the pavis and mantelet, is in a picture in the Harl.
But the special point for which we give the woodcut here, is to illustrate the use of the mantelet.
- a woman's short mantle, often lace-trimmed, worn in the mid-19th century
- a portable bulletproof screen or shelter
C14: from Old French, diminutive of mantel mantle
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