Origin of mantling
verb (used with object), man·tled, man·tling.
verb (used without object), man·tled, man·tling.
Origin of mantle
Synonyms for mantle
Examples from the Web for mantling
Historical Examples of mantling
In both of these examples the adjustment of the Mantling is shown.The Handbook to English Heraldry
What were its arched neck and mantling wings if it were not living?
The main metals and colours of the coat-of-arms should be repeated in the mantling.English Heraldic Book-stamps
His actual presence was the roseleaf upon the mantling cup of bliss.Alone
Louis smiled also; but it was accompanied by a mantling cheek.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4
Word Origin for mantling
- a protective layer of epidermis in molluscs that secretes a substance forming the shell
- a similar structure in brachiopods
Word Origin for mantle
"to wrap in a mantle," early 13c.; figurative use from mid-15c., from mantle (n.) or from Old French manteler. Related: Mantled; mantling.
Old English mentel "loose, sleeveless cloak," from Latin mantellum "cloak" (source of Italian mantello, Old High German mantal, German Mantel, Old Norse mötull), perhaps from a Celtic source. Reinforced and altered 12c. by cognate Old French mantel "cloak, mantle; bedspread, cover" (Modern French manteau), also from the Latin source. Figurative sense "that which enshrouds" is from c.1300. Allusive use for "symbol of literary authority or artistic pre-eminence" is from Elijah's mantle [2 Kings ii:13]. As a layer of the earth between the crust and core (though not originally distinguished from the core) it is attested from 1940.