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(n.) A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.


(n.) Same as Mantling.


(n.) Any free, outer membrane.


(v. i.) To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.


(n.) 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.


(n.) The back of a bird together with the folded wings.


(n.) A mantel. See Mantel.


(n.) The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.


(n.) A penstock for a water wheel.


(v. i.) To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.


(v. t.) To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise.


(v. i.) To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; - said of hawks. Also used figuratively.


(v. i.) To spread out; - said of wings.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Mantle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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