from The Century Dictionary.

  • Covered with a mantle of ivy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Covered with ivy.


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  • These heaven-pointing spires are links between Canada and England; they remind the emigrant of the ivy-mantled church in which he was first taught to bend his knees to his Creator, and of the hallowed dust around its walls, where the sacred ashes of his fathers sleep.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • At the next turn of the path, a few yards before him, in the gray gloom cast by an ivy-mantled tree, stood a tall dark figure, with the right arm raised.


  • We already possessed Pera; the Golden Horn itself, the city, bastioned by the sea, and the ivy-mantled walls of the Greek emperors was all of Europe that the Mahometans could call theirs.

    The Last Man

  • Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower The moping owl does to the moon complain Of such as, wandering near her secret bower,

    Auden at Milwaukee

  • Who would not linger at the sight of Furiani, the most important of these villages, its ivy-mantled towers crumbling to ruins? —

    Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia with Notices of their History, Antiquities, and Present Condition.

  • Arrived at the Cascade, made famous by the attempt of Berezowski upon the life of the czar in 1867, the eye takes in at a glance the whole of the vast space devoted to the race-course, overlooked to the right by a picturesque windmill and an ancient ivy-mantled tower, and at the farther extremity by the stands for spectators.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • This steeple is an old grey turret, ivy-mantled, modest, and with that look of venerable age which instinctively makes us feel, that it has witnessed memorable things in its time.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • Clean-swept garden paths, trim hedges of gooseberry bushes just bursting into leaf, and hens scratching the freshly turned furrows, brought back a childlike delight in the spring-time; while the antiquarian tastes of later years were fed by glimpses of delicious old houses which raised their drooping eyelids in quaint gable-windows looking forth over ivy-mantled walls, as if in sleepy surprise at all the bustle and stir of this work-a-day world.

    In and Around Berlin

  • Shortly before you reach Box Hill, stands _Mickleham_, a little village with an ivy-mantled church, rich in Saxon architecture and other antiquities.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 337, October 25, 1828

  • Europe at the present time is the ivy-mantled towers and walls of these feudal castles, now falling into ruins.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools


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