Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.
And she said, “No, you are on fire,” and my arm had caught on fire from a candle on this mantelpiece.
"Sadly he ran into the wrong people and he is now on someone's mantelpiece somewhere probably," he said.
Each of those women had a sepia photograph on the mantelpiece, of a young man in uniform.
Rodney falls back, and with an oath staggers against the mantelpiece.
Somehow or other his eyes wandered to a picture that rested on a mantelpiece in the room.
When we returned to New York he had the little print framed, and kept it always on his mantelpiece.
I might sweep and wash off the stove, and—and clean off the mantelpiece.
Her bundle was a large one, and took some time to get through; and then the cards had all to be arranged on the mantelpiece.
George Featherly, standing with his back to the mantelpiece, smiled unkindly.
c.1200, "short, loose, sleeveless cloak," variant of mantle (q.v.). Sense of "movable shelter for soldiers besieging a fort" is from 1520s. Meaning "timber or stone supporting masonry above a fireplace" first recorded 1510s, a shortened form of Middle English mantiltre "mantletree" (late 15c.).