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  1. mantel.
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Origin of mantlepiece

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for mantlepiece

Historical Examples

  • Eight o'clock sounded from the ruins of Carthage on the mantlepiece.

    The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

    Anatole France

  • 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.

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

  • Edward was standing near the mantlepiece immersed in the paper.

    A Bed of Roses

    W. L. George