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 for mantle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mantel \Man"tel\, n. [The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F.
     manteau de chemin['e]e. See Mantle.] (Arch.)
     The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney-breast in
     front and sometimes on both sides; especially, a shelf above
     the fireplace, and its supports. The shelf is called also a
     mantelpiece or mantlepiece. [Written also mantle.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  mantle \man"tle\, n. [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L.
     mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf.
     mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the
     root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf.
     Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]
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     1. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an
        enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering
        or concealing envelope.
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              [The] children are clothed with mantles of satin.
                                                    --Bacon.
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              The green mantle of the standing pool. --Shak.
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              Now Nature hangs her mantle green
              On every blooming tree.               --Burns.
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     2. (Her.) Same as Mantling.
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     3. (Zool.)
        (a) 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.
        (b) Any free, outer membrane.
        (c) The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
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     4. (Arch.) A mantel. See Mantel.
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     5. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the
        hearth. --Raymond.
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     6. (Hydraulic Engin.) A penstock for a water wheel.
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     7. (Geol.) The highly viscous shell of hot semisolid rock,
        about 1800 miles thick, lying under the crust of the Earth
        and above the core. Also, by analogy, a similar shell on
        any other planet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mantle \Man"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mantled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Mantling.]
     To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to
     disguise. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mantle \Man"tle\, v. i.
     1. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said
        of hawks. Also used figuratively.
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              Ne is there hawk which mantleth on her perch.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              Or tend his sparhawk mantling in her mew. --Bp.
                                                    Hall.
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              My frail fancy fed with full delight.
              Doth bathe in bliss, and mantleth most at ease.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To spread out; -- said of wings.
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              The swan, with arched neck
              Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread;
        as, the scum mantled on the pool.
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              Though mantled in her cheek the blood. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     4. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum,
        etc.
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              There is a sort of men whose visages
              Do cream and mantle like a standing pond. --Shak.
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              Nor bowl of wassail mantle warm.      --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mantle
      n 1: the cloak as a symbol of authority; "place the mantle of
           authority on younger shoulders"
      2: United States baseball player (1931-1997) [syn: Mantle,
         Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle]
      3: the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
      4: anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow" [syn:
         blanket, mantle]
      5: (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or
         brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell [syn:
         mantle, pallium]
      6: shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain
         they call a mantel a chimneypiece" [syn: mantel,
         mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece]
      7: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window) [syn:
         curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall]
      8: a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter [syn: cape,
         mantle]
      v 1: spread over a surface, like a mantle
      2: cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  233 Moby Thesaurus words for "mantle":
     aerate, apply to, arachnoid, arbor vitae, archipallium, armory,
     badge, badge of office, badges, baton, beat, between brain, blanch,
     blanket, blazonry, block, blush, bonnet, boot, brain stem,
     brassard, breech, button, caduceus, canopy, cap, cap and gown,
     cape, cerebellar hemispheres, cerebellum, cerebral cortex,
     cerebrospinal fluid, cerebrum, chain, chain of office,
     change color, class ring, cloak, clothe, cloud, coat, cockade,
     coif, collar, color, color up, conceal, convolution, cope,
     corpus callosum, corpus striatum, cover, cover up, coverage,
     covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, cream, crimson, crook,
     crosier, cross, cross-staff, curtain, darken, decoration,
     diencephalon, disguise, drape, drapery, dress, dura mater, eagle,
     eclipse, emblems, encircle, endbrain, ensigns, envelop, fasces,
     figurehead, film, fissure, flame, fleur-de-lis, flush, foam, folia,
     forebrain, fornix, frock, frontal lobe, froth, frown, gavel, glare,
     glial cells, globus pallidus, glow, glower, gnarl, gown,
     gray matter, grow red, growl, guise, gyrus, hammer and sickle,
     hanging, hat, heraldry, hide, hindbrain, hippocampus, hood,
     housing, hypothalamus, insignia, jacket, lapel pin, lather, lay on,
     lay over, lenticular nucleus, limbic lobe, little brain, livery,
     lobe, look black, look daggers, lower, mace, markings, mask, medal,
     medulla oblongata, meninges, mesencephalon, metencephalon,
     midbrain, mortarboard, muffle, myelencephalon, neopallium, obduce,
     obscure, occipital lobe, occult, old school tie, optic chiasm,
     overlay, overspread, pale, pall, pallium, parietal lobe, pelisse,
     pia mater, pin, pineal body, pink, pituitary body, pons, portfolio,
     put on, redden, regalia, reticular system, rhombencephalon, ring,
     robe, rod, rod of office, rose, rouge, scepter, school ring, scowl,
     screen, scum, shamrock, shawl, sheet, shelter, shield, shirt, shoe,
     shroud, sigillography, skull and crossbones, snap, snarl, sock,
     sphragistics, spit, spread over, spume,
     squirm with self-consciousness, staff, stammer, stocking,
     subthalamus, sud, suds, superimpose, superpose, surround, swastika,
     tartan, telencephalon, temporal lobe, thalamus, thistle, tie,
     truncheon, turn color, turn pale, turn red, uniform, veil,
     ventricle, verge, vermis, vestment, wand, wand of office, whip,
     whisk, white matter, whiten, wrap
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Mantle
     (1.) Heb. 'addereth, a large over-garment. This word is used of
     Elijah's mantle (1 Kings 19:13, 19; 2 Kings 2:8, 13, etc.),
     which was probably a sheepskin. It appears to have been his only
     garment, a strip of skin or leather binding it to his loins.
     _'Addereth_ twice occurs with the epithet "hairy" (Gen. 25:25;
     Zech. 13:4, R.V.). It is the word denoting the "goodly
     Babylonish garment" which Achan coveted (Josh. 7:21).
     
       (2.) Heb. me'il, frequently applied to the "robe of the ephod"
     (Ex. 28:4, 31; Lev. 8:7), which was a splendid under tunic
     wholly of blue, reaching to below the knees. It was woven
     without seam, and was put on by being drawn over the head. It
     was worn not only by priests but by kings (1 Sam. 24:4),
     prophets (15:27), and rich men (Job 1:20; 2:12). This was the
     "little coat" which Samuel's mother brought to him from year to
     year to Shiloh (1 Sam. 2:19), a miniature of the official
     priestly robe.
     
       (3.) Semikah, "a rug," the garment which Jael threw as a
     covering over Sisera (Judg. 4:18). The Hebrew word occurs
     nowhere else in Scripture.
     
       (4.) Maataphoth, plural, only in Isa. 3:22, denoting a large
     exterior tunic worn by females. (See DRESS.)
     

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