• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mantling (Her) The representation of a mantle, or the drapery behind and around a coat of arms: -- called also lambrequin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The little bags of netting for gas lanterns (called 'mantles') are radioactive, so much so that they will set off an alarm at a nuclear reactor.
    • n mantling A kind of cloth suitable for making mantles or the like.—2. In the manufacture of alum from aluminous shales or alum ores, a layer of calcined shale spread over a partly or completely calcined heap of the same material, to moderate the heat, prevent loss of sulphur, and protect the mass from the detrimental effects of wind and rain during the calcination and cooling.
    • n mantling In heraldry: The drapery which is often used as a background to a shield, crest, etc., originally perhaps the mantelet of the helmet or cointoise.
    • n mantling A mantelet, lambrequin, or cointoise. Also mantle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1964 for the 10th time in his major-league baseball career, Mickey Mantle hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game - setting a new baseball record.
    • Mantling cloth suitable for mantles:
    • Mantling (her.) the representation of a mantle, or the drapery of a coat-of-arms
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mantel (Fr. manteau)—L. mantellum, a napkin.


In literature:

It shone on the mantle with a sickly glare; and this was the only light there was.
"Trifles for the Christmas Holidays" by H. S. Armstrong
"Little Sky-High" by Hezekiah Butterworth
This gave him the idea of producing a mantle for illuminating purposes and in 1885 he placed such a mantle in commercial use.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
The sun was sinking to rest, wrapped in a mantle of warm clouds.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
He is dressed in a purple robe, over which is a mantle of rich crimson.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
Now antlered heads appeared beyond the openings between the snow-mantled trees.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
Why fold ye your mantles, why cloud ye your brows?
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II." by Various
Why, in the carriage was Margari's own brand-new mantle, for which he had paid nine and twenty gulden.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
The glow subdued, yet mantling on thy cheek!
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1" by William Lisle Bowles
The dark rose-petals of her cheeks were mantled deeper red, but she laughed.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Genji threw a mantle over his mistress, and then called to the man to bring the light to him.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
Beneath the mantles they wore short petticoats of soft white material.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
Madame's dress, bonnet, and mantle have this moment been sent home.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Horror and excitement fell away from her like a useless mantle.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
She was seen to take her mantle and leave hurriedly, and that was all.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Mademoiselle Capello, with her face still wrapped in her mantle, continued her convulsive sobbing.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
Why dost thou wrap that dark mantle so carefully over thy breast?
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
An old woman, wrapped in a black mantle, stood in her doorway making signs to him.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Enveloped in my mantle, I traversed the pavement with feverish impetuosity for two hours, which appeared like ages.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
When she came before King Arthur she let fall her mantle, which was richly furred, and revealed a noble sword, with which she was girt.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris

In poetry:

The light plume dances,
The proud steed prances,
Gaily along the good show advances;
With mantle untied
And cap at his side
The stranger is pressing to reach the bride.
"The Marriage" by Edwin Arnold
The spirit of God fell on him, and he pass'd
From out the common bounds wherein we move,
And like a mantle round his life he cast
The grandeur of his mission from above.
"The Preacher" by Alexander Anderson
I look'd on the mountains,–a vapour lay
Folding their heights in its dark array:
Thou brakest forth,–and the mist became
A crown and a mantle of living flame.
"The Sunbeam" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
She takes, to wipe the tears upon our face,
Her azure mantle sown with many a star;
And her eternal soul, her deathless grace,
Strengthen and calm the weak heart that we are.
"Epilogue" by Paul Verlaine
The day recedes, and twilight's neutral shade
Succeeds in turn, and ushers in the night,
Whose wings, outstretched and shadowy, descend,
And in nocturnal mantle robes the scene.
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King
Where are the joys, the mantling joys,
The dimpled loves with laughing eyes,
The hopes that soar on airy wing,
And o'er the scene rich magic fling,
Stealing the tints of truth !
"The Outcast" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

Mickey Mantle was a superstar who left a legacy of unrealized potential.
And that someone was a kid from Commerce, Okla. By the name of Mickey Mantle .
Mantle was hyped as the next superstar, and with that hype came great expectations when the Yankees fast-tracked him from the minors.
Sixty years ago today, the legend of Mickey Mantle began when he hit a homerun in a preseason game at the age of 19 in the USC ball field.
It's not too surprising, of course, that Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Stan Musial are our semifinalists in the Greatest Season Ever bracket.
Ruth, Williams and Mantle were three of the top four seeds.
SS Records 10th Anniversary show 3 w/ The Mantles, Nar , Duchess of Saigon, LENS + record swap.
Ruth, Mantle and Cobb photographs courtesy of National Baseball Library & Archives (Cooperstown, NY).
Five Vie for Puzzler 's Mantle The Nation.
The heater is built in to a mantle and claims to save you money.
Award winning hip hop artist, Nelly added another success to his mantle.
Pussy Riot is — to borrow the Clash's mantle for a second — the only band that matters.
With a bold position on Afghanistan, John Kerry could rightly claim Ted Kennedy's mantle as the conscience of the US Senate.
Rosemary Clooney carries proudly the mantle of the American popular song tradition.
For years after he stopped playing, Mickey Mantle said, he would dream he was in a taxi, in uniform, late.

In science:

There is no accumulation of energy in the post-shock mantle until the explosion is underway.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
In addition, and counter-intuitively, both before and at the onset of explosion, the enthalpy fluxes and PNS mantle energies are negative, the latter at times even when the recombination energy is accounted for.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
It is the entire mantle structure that is exploding.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
The larger the gain region and the smaller the cooling region the more likely the mantle is to explode.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
Importantly, the inner core and shocked mantle are out of sonic contact with the supersonically infalling outer core, and, hence, do not yet “know” whether enough mass will accumulate to transition to a black hole.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
Note that the red curves extend further in mass and reach much higher early mantle entropies.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
FIG. 10 An early snapshot during the bipolar explosion of the mantle of a rapidly-rotating core.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
Scintillator neutrino detectors are also powerful antineutrino detectors such as those emitted by the Earth crust and mantle.
Low Energy Neutrino Measurements
These elements are present in the crust although with unknown abundance, while it’s not at all clear whether they are to be found in the mantle as well or not.
Low Energy Neutrino Measurements
At the same time a contribution from the mantle would be uniform.
Low Energy Neutrino Measurements
At the same time Borexino and KamLAND have measured the flux of antineutrinos produced by radioactive decays in the Earth’s crust and possibly in the mantle.
Low Energy Neutrino Measurements
We now assume that almost all the mass is confined within the core and the mantle.
Do Supermassive Black Holes Exist at the Center of Galaxies?
We assume that the grains are porous aggregates made of a silicate core coated by an organic refractory mantle (Greenberg (1986) and references therein, Pollack et al. (1994)).
On the HR 4796A circumstellar disk
Numerical simulations have tried to elucidate if this shock is strong enough to propagate outwards through the star’s mantle and envelope given certain initial conditions for the material in the core (an issue sub ject to important uncertainties in the nuclear EOS), as well as through the outer layers of the star.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
Second, in an ordinary neutron star there is a new source of damping: friction at the boundary between the crust and the neutron superfluid “mantle” keeps the r-modes stable regardless of the properties of a quark matter core [51,50].
Color Superconductivity in Compact Stars