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mantle

 [man´t'l]
an enveloping structure or layer, especially the brain mantle, or pallium.

man·tle

(man'tĕl),
1. A covering layer.
2. Synonym(s): cerebral cortex

mantle

(măn′tl)
n.
1. Anatomy The cerebral cortex.
2. The shoulder feathers, upper back, and sometimes the wings of a bird when differently colored from the rest of the body.
3.
a. A fold or pair of folds of the body wall that covers the internal organs and typically secretes the substance that forms the shell in mollusks and brachiopods.
b. The soft outer wall lining the shell of a tunicate or barnacle.
Referring to an appearance likened to a mantle type of cloak

man·tle

(man'tĕl)
1. A covering layer.
2. Synonym(s): pallium.

mantle

that part of the EPIDERMIS of a mollusc which secretes the shell and covers the dorsal and lateral surfaces.
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But then common sense seems to be as outmoded as gas mantles these days.
Secret out, we were off to the inn's old bar where gas mantles are preserved to provide smoochy lighting.
Frank Rosen, then 18 and a recent arrival in the United States, opened a shop in Philadelphia to produce gas mantles. Although talented mechanically, he was lacking in business acumen.
Midway through discussing gas mantles he breaks off and asks "I'm surely boring you?" at which point I was inclined to agree.
Our house still had the old gas mantles in place (a relic from Victorian times) but we did have electric for lights.
(For those too young to know, spills were long thin pieces of light wood or rolled up paper, which were used to take a light from the fire to light pipes or cigarettes or gas mantles, and so people would keep a box of spills on the mantelpiece).
Old gas mantles have even been re-adapted for modern lighting and the earth closet has been reinstated - not for its original use - but as a tool store.
She said: "Most people still had gas mantles in their homes and so to see those electric lights was a wonderland of daylight at night."