• 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

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