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noun as in mantel

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noun as in shelf

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Example Sentences

And she said, “No, you are on fire,” and my arm had caught on fire from a candle on this mantelpiece.

Each of those women had a sepia photograph on the mantelpiece, of a young man in uniform.

Over the mantelpiece, that was Henry Irving, the 19th-century actor-manager who was the first English actor to be knighted.

"Sadly he ran into the wrong people and he is now on someone's mantelpiece somewhere probably," he said.

He turned his head sharply at a sudden sound, but it was only the French clock on the mantelpiece striking eleven.

Placed over the mantelpiece, it seems to fill the room with its dreamy melancholy gaze.

Peter led the way to the far corner, and, standing with his elbow leaning upon the mantelpiece, addressed them.

The Germans looted the place and smashed the mirrors over the mantelpiece, whilst there is a bullet hole through the door.

As he spoke, he pointed to a picture suspended over the mantelpiece, which exhibited the British officer in his regimentals.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mantelpiece, such as: chimneypiece, fireboard, and mantelshelf.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.