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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
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Mantel

The frame and shelf surrounding the fireplace; often used to denote just the shelf.
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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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We quantified systematically eye numbers on the mantles of sea scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) to determine whether they varied with scallop size (which is correlated with age), or between upper and lower mantles.
I use "mafic magmatism" as a shorthand here, but mean to include all mantle-derived magmatic activity other than steady-state arc magmatism; that is, all basalt ([+ or -] komatiite)-dominated and (or) bimodal magmatism associated with divergent margins, or more generally extensional regimes, intraplate magmatic provinces, mantle plumes, anorogenic provinces, kimberlite and alkaline provinces.
A squid produces a burst of thrust as the mantle contracts and expels water from the mantle cavity, followed by a coasting phase as the mantle expands and the mantle cavity refills.
There are many different styles of non-electric lights but for our purposes I will divide them into three basic categories: flat wicks, mantle lamps (Aladdin) and pressurized lamps.
He had to withdraw Mantles Prince's stablemate Quinze on Monday at Fairyhouse because of the allergy.
Some laboratory heating mantles hold only one flask size, but others are used with many different flasks.
Journeying deep into computer versions of the Earth, two research teams independently have found evidence that could force a compromise in a divisive debate about the currents of rock flowing inside the mantle - the thick layer separating the planet's metallic core from its thin veneer of a crust.
In many fish markets, squid mantles are sold ready to use.
ABSTRACT The histochemical characteristics and ultrastructure of the mantle of Gomphina veneriformis, were described using light and electron microscopy.
(Currently, new ones in our area cost $52.99.) It was fully functional except that it lacked a mantle. Mantles at Ace Hardware cost me $4.75 each.
"i'm halfway between the two camps inthat I do think some material does move from the upper mantle into the lower mantle," he says, "but there is also a real qualitative difference in the convective styles between the upper and lower mantles."