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  • noun Plural form of mantling.


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  • A most hieroglyphical title, and sufficient to have supplied the mantlings and atchievements of the family!

    Andrew Marvell Birrell, Augustine, 1850-1933 1905

  • If we soberly reflect upon the part which the trappings and mantlings of men have played in their affairs, we shall not hesitate, I believe, to put into that category many things which have hitherto been considered far less occasional.

    The Fool Errant Maurice Hewlett 1892

  • One of these, emblazoned with the royal shield in crimson mantlings, cast

    Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862

  • I can't think why I omitted V. Humifusa, S. 979, which seems to be quite one of the most beautiful of the family -- a mountain flower also, and one which I ought to find here; but hitherto I know only among the mantlings of the ground, V. thymifolia and officinalis.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers John Ruskin 1859

  • They consisted of a black boar on a field of gold, quartered by three chevrons of silver on black, surmounted by a helmet ornamented by mantlings of black and gold, and above this was a boar's head.

    The Amulet Hendrik Conscience 1847

  • Where fluttering bland the veil's thin mantlings rove.

    The Poetical Works of Beattie, Blair, and Falconer With Lives, Critical Dissertations, and Explanatory Notes George Gilfillan 1845

  • Badges, however, are found depicted on roundels of the livery, and upon Standards, and for decorative purposes are often depicted upon mantlings.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry Charles Boutell 1844

  • Snow seldom remains upon the ground to exceed a single day, even in the severest weather, while the neighboring hills and prairies present their white mantlings for weeks in succession.


  • The chaise was to be very handsome, the body to be carved and run with raised beads and scrolls, the roof and upper panels to have plated mouldings and head plates; on the door panels were to be painted Prince of Wales ruffs with arms and crests in large handsome mantlings; the body was to be highly varnished, the inside lined with superfine light colored cloth and trimmed with raised Casoy laces; the sides stuffed and quilted; the best polished plate glasses; mahogany shutters were to be used, with plated frames and plated handles to the door; there were to be double folding inside steps, a wainscoted trunk under the seat and

    Patrician and Plebeian Or The Origin and Development of the Social Classes of the Old Dominion Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker 1922


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