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mantlepiece

[man-tl-pees] /ˈmæn tlˌpis/
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  • His portrait, a lithograph by Rothenstein, hangs over my mantlepiece among portraits of other friends.

    Four Years William Butler Yeats
  • He turned as white as the sheet on the bed, and clutched the mantlepiece.

    The Observations of Henry Jerome K. Jerome
  • I had the impression that the arm was raised, pointing with the hand towards the mantlepiece, on which a night-light was burning.

    True Ghost Stories Hereward Carrington
  • She placed the coin on the mantlepiece after counting the remainder.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • I dont recall the mantlepiece in question, but of course as your Grace wishes to keep it, I agree at once.

    The Romance of His Life Mary Cholmondeley
  • Among his pipes, in a glass case over the mantlepiece, hangs a totem stick.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • The spider must then be hung up in a bag over the mantlepiece, and when it has dried up the cough will have disappeared.

    Domestic folk-lore T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
  • So he and Percival went all through the pen, and the first object they saw was the long, rod thing burning on the mantlepiece.

    Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg Howard R. Garis
  • The Greek went to the mantlepiece, and taking down a silver cigarette box, opened and offered it to his visitor.

  • He said it in a gently searching way, as an old grandfather, seeking about blindly on the mantlepiece might say, "My spectacles!"

    Amazing Grace Kate Trimble Sharber

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