• WordNet 3.6
    • n mantlepiece shelf that projects from wall above fireplace "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mantlepiece See mantelpiece.
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In literature:

Upon the mantlepiece, in a small velvet frame, was Vincent Favoral's portrait.
"Other People's Money" by Emile Gaboriau
The only other trace of her in the strange little bedroom was in a wonderful array of china animals on the mantlepiece.
"We Two" by Edna Lyall
Eight o'clock sounded from the ruins of Carthage on the mantlepiece.
"The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard" by Anatole France
The Greek went to the mantlepiece, and taking down a silver cigarette box, opened and offered it to his visitor.
"The Clue of the Twisted Candle" by Edgar Wallace
What proof had I that she had lied to me about the sketch and the mantlepiece?
"Jezebel's Daughter" by Wilkie Collins
She gave him a slate with slate-pencil attached, which hung on a nail near the mantlepiece.
"The Grim Smile of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
The mantlepiece was adorned with a few photographs and a vase of fresh-gathered flowers.
"Life in London" by Edwin Hodder
The clock ticked on the mantlepiece, and heavy snoring proceeded both from the mate's bunk and the state-room.
"Light Freights, Complete" by W. W. Jacobs
She pushed out some chairs and took up a pack of cards, threw them aside and took a clean pack off of the mantlepiece.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He leaned on the mantlepiece.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable

In poetry:

"I half forgot -- on yonder mantlepiece
You see that wondrous crucifix; one year
She spent on it, and begged to put beneath
That most mysterious word -- `Ullainee'.
"---- Their Story Runneth Thus" by Abram Joseph Ryan