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mantel

(less commonly), mantle
1. a wooden or stone frame around the opening of a fireplace, together with its decorative facing
2. a shelf above this frame

Mantel

The frame and shelf surrounding the fireplace; often used to denote just the shelf.

mantel

mantel, 2
1. A beam or arch that supports the masonry above a fireplace; also called a mantel-tree.
2. All the construction or facing around a fireplace.
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The first half of 2006 was very good to us," Mantel continued.
HILARY Mantel gave a considered and intelligent speech which contained no criticism of Kate herself.
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THE Prince of Wales has told Hilary Mantel he is a fan of the television adaptation of Wolf Hall, just days after a new book revealed that his household is nicknamed after the novel in reference to the "treacherous and opportunistic world" depicted by the writer.
Although little is known of his early life, Mantel has imagined the details of his humble beginnings and Mark Rylance plays him with unflashy understatement and an irreverent humour that ensures our sympathies are with him from the start.