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- v. Present participle of mantle.
- n. The representation of a mantle, or the drapery behind and around a coat of arms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The representation of a mantle, or the drapery behind and around a coat of arms: -- called also lambrequin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. 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. A mantelet, lambrequin, or cointoise. Also mantle.
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