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Definition of Mantle

Mantle

  1. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
  2. Same as Mantling.
  3. The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus.
  4. Any free, outer membrane.
  5. The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
  6. A mantel. See Mantel.
  7. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.
  8. A penstock for a water wheel.
  9. To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise.
  10. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
  11. To spread out; -- said of wings.
  12. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
  13. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.

Mantle Quotations

Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren't allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.
Yogi Berra

Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Henri Frederic Amiel

I hate how I've had the mantle set on my shoulders as being against the record label. We've had some issues, but that is the nature of business.
Sheryl Crow

I think it's incredible because there were guys like Mays and Mantle and Henry Aaron who were great players for ten years... I only had four or five good years.
Sandy Koufax

At a book festival in Fort Lauderdale, I met David Eisenhower, Ike's grandson, who was promoting his book 'Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower,' in which he describes attending the Yankees' 154th game in 1961. The whole family had been following Mantle and Maris chase Babe Ruth's home run record across the country.
Jane Leavy
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Mantle Translations

mantle in Dutch is mantel, jas
mantle in Finnish is takki
mantle in French is manteau
mantle in Italian is velare
mantle in Latin is pallium
mantle in Spanish is embozar, abrigo
mantle in Swedish is mantel, kappa