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(noun) The protruding shelf over a fireplace.

Synonyms: chimneypiece, mantelpiece

Usage: There were also perhaps a dozen candles about, two in brass candlesticks upon the mantel and several in sconces, so that the room was brilliantly illuminated.
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Traditional fireplace mantel

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Related to mantel: mantel shelf
man·tel also man·tle (măn′tl)
1. An ornamental facing around a fireplace. Also called regionally mantelpiece.
2. The protruding shelf over a fireplace. Also called regionally mantelpiece, mantelshelf, fireboard.
[Middle English mantel (as in mantiltre, beam over fireplace opening, perhaps from its use for drying wet clothing); see manteltree.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
mantel (ˈmæntəl) or less commonly mantle
1. (Architecture) a wooden or stone frame around the opening of a fireplace, together with its decorative facing
2. (Architecture) Also called: mantelshelf a shelf above this frame
[C15: from French, variant of mantle]
Mantel (mænˈtɛl)
(Biography) Dame Hilary (Mary). born 1952, English writer. Her novels include Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up the Bodies (2012), both of which won the Booker Prize
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
man•tel or man•tle (ˈmæn tl)

1. a construction framing the opening of a fireplace and usu. covering part of the chimney breast in a decorative manner.
2. Also called mantelshelf. a shelf above a fireplace opening.
Also called man′tel•piece`, man′tle•piece` (-ˌpis)
[1510–20; sp. variant of mantle]
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Noun 1. mantel - shelf that projects from wall above fireplacemantel - shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"
chimneypiece, mantelpiece, mantlepiece, mantle
fireplace, hearth, open fireplace - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
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repisa de la chimenea
mantel → repisa de la chimenea
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Edwin Siyabonga Mnguni
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Traditional fireplace mantel

Applause yup that's the one.
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In Norway we also say MANTEL in connection with the globe - Gaia / Tellus. Inside the earth's crust there is a MANTEL which goes down to ca. 2.900 km. depth . The MANTEL is divided into the upper, middel and lower MANTEL . There is some more information below in Norwegian but I see no point in translating anything further if no one can confirm if the word MANTEL in anyway is assosiated with our Globe in the english language. Kind greetings from BERGEN, Norway.....

Innenfor jordskorpen strekker mantelen seg helt ned til mantel/kjerne-grensen i ca. 2 900 km dyp. Mantelen deles ofte inn i øvre, midtre og nedre mantel. I den øverste delen finner man for det meste peridotitter og grønnlige olivinsteiner av samme type som man av og til kan finne som små klumper inneklemt i jordskorpebergartene (for eksempel i Møre og Romsdal). Her fins også den tunge bergarten eklogitt, som også er kjent fra dype røtter av fjellkjeder på jordoverflaten. Dypere ned i mantelen er temperaturen og særlig trykket så høyt at de kjemiske komponentene (grunnstoffene) blir konsentrert i mindre plasskrevende mineraler. Ved ca. 410 km vil for eksempel olivin omannes til det tyngre mineralet spinell og ved 660 km dyp vil spinell i sin tur omdannes til det enda tyngre mineralet perovskitt. I disse overgangssonene øker også jordskjelvbølgenes forplantningshastighet raskere enn ellers. Perovskitt, som trolig er jordklodens mest utbredte mineral, blir selv erstattet av mineralet post-perovskitt i et dyp på 2 600-2 700 km (200–200 km over grensen mot kjernen).

Den nederste del av mantelen (dyp: 1 000–2 900 km) er meget tykk og kjemisk sett lik den øvre mantel, men med økende innhold av jern og sulfider nærmere undergrensen. Undergrensen kalles Gutenbergs diskontinuitet, og markerer et enda større sprang i jordskjelvbølgenes hastighet enn Moho-grensen.
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Definition: (noun) The protruding shelf over a fireplace.
Synonyms: chimneypiece, mantelpiece
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