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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

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

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

Sometimes that mantle is hard to adjust to wearing but we are at a stage that we are comfortable with it and we recognize how we are perceived and how the real core individual that each one of us has apart from the facade that the public believes that we are.
James Young

Andrew Jackson was the first president to claim that the desires of the public overrode Congress's constitutional prerogatives. Virtually every president since Jackson has claimed the mantle, even while lacking two ingredients of an electoral mandate: a landslide victory and a specific agenda.
Ron Fournier
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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

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