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  • noun Plural form of mantlepiece.

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Examples

  • For among other accomplishments, she is the woman who first opened America's eyes to the fauxlero epidemic, and uncovered the existence of invisible mantlepieces in 1950's culture.

    Free to a Good Home - A Dress A Day

  • Beautifully arranged on tables, high up on mantlepieces, illuminating corners or particular pictures.

    The Endsleigh Salon

  • Beautifully arranged on tables, high up on mantlepieces, illuminating corners or particular pictures.

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  • Beautifully arranged on tables, high up on mantlepieces, illuminating corners or particular pictures.

    The Endsleigh Salon

  • Dragons are everywhere you look these days; in The Never-Ending Story, in Chinese carnivals, on the mantlepieces of all kinds of creepy friendless people.

    SLACKERJACK – How To Raise A Dragon

  • The red berries were just as abundant on the holly, and he and Maggie had dressed all the windows and mantlepieces and picture-frames on Christmas eve with as much taste as ever, wedding the thick-set scarlet clusters with branches of the black-berried ivy.

    II. The Christmas Holidays. Book II—School-Time

  • Señor Zurro was in his room, reading a newspaper by the light of a large candle; the place was a regular storehouse, cluttered with old secretaries, dilapidated chests, mantlepieces, clocks and sundry other items.

    The Quest

  • Stone walls and floor, tombstone mantlepieces (mixed Gothic), really good Persian rugs, and the very most carved, brand new gilt Louis

    Elizabeth Visits America

  • Bedford Park in a red-brick house with several wood mantlepieces copied from marble mantlepieces by the brothers Adam, a balcony, and a little garden shadowed by a great horse-chestnut tree.

    Four Years

  • He is employed by a large house to make designs for mantlepieces, and marble tables, and tombs; and he has -- listen!

    A Foregone Conclusion

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