mantlepiece [man-tl-pees] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. mantel.

Origin of mantlepiece mantle + piece Examples from the Web for mantlepiece Historical Examples of mantlepiece

  • Eight o’clock sounded from the ruins of Carthage on the mantlepiece.

    The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

    Anatole France

  • He sat down opposite me and pointed to a photograph in the centre of his mantlepiece.

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen

  • He turned as white as the sheet on the bed, and clutched the mantlepiece.

    The Observations of Henry

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • If you want to do some writing, that’s the top of the desk on end against the mantlepiece.

    A Thief in the Night

    E. W. Hornung

  • Edward was standing near the mantlepiece immersed in the paper.

    A Bed of Roses

    W. L. George

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