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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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After a good clear-out Laura displayed the stuff she really liked along the bedroom mantlepiece - including a collection of favourite toiletries.
She was silent for a while and for the first time I noticed how loudly the old clock on the mantlepiece was ticking.
Some pounds 700 in a roll of notes had been taken from his mantlepiece, and Xbox had been stolen and the television was knocked over on the floor.
I for one will be bedecked in my tweeds, leaning on the mantlepiece, smoking a pipe and listening to the Bakelite hoping that those fine chaps such as Steven Gerrard and Rio (where on earth do they get these names these days
What's more you'll have the chance to go back days later to preview the pictures, choose your favourite and order one for your own mantlepiece.
And his mum, Lyn, said he wants to retain the trophy for a third year to remain in pride of place on the mantlepiece at home in Clive Street, Grangetown, Cardiff.
IT not exactly one for the mantlepiece, but Scots actor Ewan McGregor has picked up a new movie award - for one of the best vomit scenes in cinema history.
IRISH actor Kenneth Branagh is facing a nail-biting countdown to a glitzy LA bash to see if he will scoop another gong for his mantlepiece.
Above right, the pair of ethnic dolls on the mantlepiece are placed in the relationship area and a single, uplift ing picture placed above.
Trinity Coward, two, suffered head injuries when the stone and marble mantlepiece fell on her Her dad Shaun had used industrial-strength glue to fix the fireplace, which he bought on eBay, at their home in Norwich.
One item he did treasure was his Pool's supporters backed Player of the Year trophy, it had pride of place on his mantlepiece in his Burton home right up until his death.