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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

/man·tle/ (man´t'l)
1. an enveloping cover or layer.

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.

mantle

1. an enveloping structure or layer, especially the brain mantle, or pallium.
2. see frilled.

mantle zone
an outer region surrounding germinal centers in the cortex of lymph nodes.
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On a throne hung with clouds sat the Frost-King; a crown of crystals bound his white locks, and a dark mantle wrought with delicate frost-work was folded over his cold breast.
The men wore the maro, a band one foot in width and several feet in length, swathed round the loins, and formed of tappa, or cloth of bark; the kihei, or mantle, about six feet square, tied in a knot over one shoulder, passed under the opposite arm, so as to leave it bare, and falling in graceful folds before and behind, to the knee, so as to bear some resemblance to a Roman toga.
By listening to them attentively, the man in the mantle could catch in its entirety the following interesting conversation,--
time of decay, And the dead leaves' 'wildering flight; And the mantle of Autumn lies On the wanderer's soul to-night!
When all were ready, the king sent them to her; but she got up in the night when all were asleep, and took three of her trinkets, a golden ring, a golden necklace, and a golden brooch, and packed the three dresses--of the sun, the moon, and the stars--up in a nutshell, and wrapped herself up in the mantle made of all sorts of fur, and besmeared her face and hands with soot.
On the right shoulder of the mantle there was cut, in white cloth, a cross of a peculiar form.
I wish success to your mission," and with his embroidered red mantle, his flowing feathers, and his glittering ornaments, he rejoined his suite who were respectfully awaiting him.
He took her mantle from the wall, and tenderly wrapped it round her.
And so the two walked together through the dark alley to the end of the rickety, dismantled dock; the one thinking of the vast reward the King would lavish upon her for the information she felt sure she alone could give; the other feeling beneath his mantle for the hilt of a long dagger which nestled there.
Long and curious speeches, are as fit for dispatch, as a robe or mantle, with a long train, is for race.
Well then, my brethren, take the sublime about you, the mantle of the ugly!
The body, decked in rich robes and sparkling with jewels, was laid upon an open bier, and the procession started, taking its way to a high mountain at some distance from the city, the wretched husband, clothed from head to foot in a black mantle, following mournfully.