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1. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; said of hawks. Also used figuratively. Ne is there hawk which mantleth on her perch. (Spenser) Or tend his sparhawk mantling in her mew. (bp. Hall) My frail fancy fed with full delight. Doth bathe in bliss, and mantleth most at ease. (Spenser)

2. To spread out; said of wings. The swan, with arched neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows. (Milton)

3. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool. Though mantled in her cheek the blood. (Sir W. Scott)

4. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc. There is a sort of men whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond. (Shak) Nor bowl of wassail mantle warm. (Tennyson)

1. A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope. [The] children are clothed with mantles of satin. (Bacon) The green mantle of the standing pool. (Shak) Now nature hangs her mantle green on every blooming tree. (Burns)

2. Same as Mantling.

3. (Science: marine biology) The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. Any free, outer membrane.

4. T 6eb he back of a bird together with the folded wings.

5. The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.

6. (Science: physics) a penstock for a water wheel.

Origin: oe. Mantel, OF. Mantel, f. Manteau, fr. L. Mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. Mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. From manus hand _ the root of tela cloth. See manual, textile, and cf. Mandil, mantel, Mantilla.

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... by the authors. We speculate that both observations can be explained if late meteorite bombardment triggered the onset of the current style of mantle convection. Willbold, M., T. Elliott, et al. (2011). "The tungsten isotopic composition of the Earth/'s mantle before the terminal bombardment." ...

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Structural Comparisons between Planets and the Cells

... the biosphere. It is also a “rearing behaviors” of this giant organism to the offspring. Afterwards, we extend the structural comparisons to the mantle and core. They are chromatin and nucleus respectively. Lithosphere is the nucleus envelope. Mantle (Chromatin ) protects the nucleus from any ...

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Epigenetics and Neoteny

... with upperwings black with very few traces of white. Thye differ slightly in terms of the extent of black flecking in their otherwise white mantle,sanfordi having slightly more. In their adult plumage, nominate epomophora has largely white upperwings with a black trailing edge and black ...

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Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:11 am
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