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mantelpiece

1. a shelf above a fireplace often forming part of the mantel
2. another word for mantel

Mantelpiece

The fittings and decorative elements of a mantel, including a cornice and shelf carried above the fireplace.

mantelpiece

1. The fittings and decorative elements of a mantel above a fireplace.
2. A shelf above a mantel; often called a mantelshelf.
3. The construction that serves as a support for the masonry above a fireplace.
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A thank-you note had been taken from the mantlepiece and placed on the couch beside a number of family pictures.
It has a white and brown marble surround, elegant shaped mantlepiece and original cast-iron fire inset.
The collective mantlepiece has been groaning for many years - but it seems that lately if there are any awards to be given out Teesside always has a place in the queue.
It was a jolly good one and I will not rest until I have one of Sir Michael Stoute bobbling on my mantlepiece.
However, there's still a gap on his mantlepiece for the biggest prize of all, and Donald is under no illusions of what he needs to do to fill it.
Finally, there is another winner's medal on his mantlepiece.
A photograph of him taken with Sheila and I has pride and place on our mantlepiece.
Quote: "There comes a time when you have been around for so long you become like a well-worn, well-loved object on the mantlepiece.
Dressing your table, your hall, your mantlepiece can all help make Christmas Day really special.
Works featured in the exhibition include Picasso's Cubist influenced collage Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass, Guitar and Newspaper (1913); Vanessa Bell's painting Still Life on Corner of Mantlepiece (1914) and Fauvism.
I would also like to purchase small copies of the statue to place on the mantlepiece.
But the Capital One Cup is no laughing matter for Arsenal this season who need to get a trophy (other than Andre Santos's Worst Left Back in the Land gong) on their mantlepiece.