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     n 1: the cloak as a symbol of authority; "place the mantle of
          authority on younger shoulders"
     2: United States baseball player (1931-1997) [syn: {Mickey
        Mantle}, {Mickey Charles Mantle}]
     3: the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
     4: anything that covers; "there was a blanket of snow" [syn: {blanket}]
     5: (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or
        brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
        [syn: {pallium}]
     6: shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in England
        they call a mantel a chimneypiece" [syn: {mantel}, {mantelpiece},
         {mantlepiece}, {chimneypiece}]
     7: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
        [syn: {curtain}, {drape}, {drapery}, {pall}]
     8: a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter [syn: {cape}]
     v 1: spread over a surface, like a mantle
     2: cover like a mantle; "The ivy mantles the building"
Source: WordNet® 2.0

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