from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In architecture, a mantelpiece. Also called
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- noun (Arch.) A mantelpiece.
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- noun architecture A
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An 'the clavy wi' boughs o 'some bright green leaves,
[_Clavy_ was probably given to that piece of wood or other material laid over the front of the fireplace, because in many houses the keys are often hung on nails or pins driven into it; hence from _clavis_ (Latin) _a key_, comes _clavy_, the place where the keys are hung.]