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mantling

[ mant-ling ]

noun

, Heraldry.
  1. a decorative piece of cloth represented as hanging from a torse so as to cover the sides and rear of a helmet and often so as to frame the escutcheon below.


mantling

/ ˈmæntlɪŋ /

noun

  1. heraldry the drapery or scrollwork around a shield


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mantling1

First recorded in 1500–10; mantle + -ing 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mantling1

C16: from mantle

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Example Sentences

As the operation proceeded, a snow-white head of milky foam rose mantling in the can.

She raised herself on her pillow, the long hair mantling her shoulders and aureoling the death-like face.

Her mantling color, her heaving bosom, and the fond, wistful lights in her dark eyes told how very happy she was.

Surely no boy ever played the fool as Bob Ewart used to play it, no boy had a readier knack of mantling the world with wonder.

The helmets were almost hidden by the large crests and the scarlet mantling, and the metal exposed was generally gilt.

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