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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of mantle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Provided with a mantle or a mantelet; protected.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
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A dark expression mantled Napoleon's face, and, bending an angry glance on Duroc, he said, "It is well known that you were always foolishly in love with the Queen of Prussia, and, according to your statement, one might believe there was no woman in the whole world so beautiful as she is."
What we witnessed from the first was a half-mantled Ikea wardrobe ( "mantled" being the opposite of "dismantled", which I feel is the right word to use here even if it's theoretically wrong) in her bedroom, lying on its side.
It's called "mantled" because it looks as if it's just draped over, or mantling, the topography underneath.
It was positively with trepidation that he presented himself before her very soon after his arrival; and an undeniable blush "mantled" his cheek -- if a blush can be said with any propriety to mantle the male cheek --- when he marched into the drawing-room, where she was doing a dainty bit of embroidery, and with much simplicity and directness said, "You said I might come, you know, and I have come; and I begged of Ethel to come too, but she could not leave my aunt," before he had so much as shaken hands.
He fondly recalls the Via Clelia mantled in snow and then corrects himself: This was the Irish snow of Joyce's "The Dead" lending the street "a luster that would never have existed outside of books"—or in Italy.
Again Ruth nodded, and again a blush mantled her face.
They were mantled with black and blue marks that advertised the weight and number of blows so shielded from his head and face.
But when, at last, she slowly lifted her eyes and held their gaze steadily, it was his own eyes that dropped, his own cheek that mantled red.
Those ferocious horns, those wide and wise eyes, that noble muzzle all mantled in whiskers—
Groaning and mantled in blood, Dylan pulled himself back up the door.
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