mantel

Part of speech: noun

The facing about a fireplace, including the shelf above it; the shelf. Mantelpiece.

Part of speech: noun

Mantelshelf.

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Usage examples "mantel":

  1. 1. Our books lie on the mantel. - "Practical Grammar and Composition", Thomas Wood.
  2. There was a big picture hanging over the mantel. - "The Boarded-Up House", Augusta Huiell Seaman.
  3. When he raised them again it was, on the observation that the beautiful clock on the mantel was wrong, to consult once more his watch and then give a glance, in the chimney- glass, at the state of his moustache, the ends of which he twisted for a moment with due care. - "The Awkward Age", Henry James.