2. To spread out; said of wings.
The swan, with arched neckMilton.
Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows.
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 visagesShak.
Do cream and mantle like a standing pond.
Nor bowl of wassail mantle warm.Tennyson.
(Man"tlet) n. See Mantelet.
(Man"tling) n. (Her.) The representation of a mantle, or the drapery behind and around a
coat of arms: called also lambrequin.
(Man"to) n. [It. or Sp. manto, abbrev., from L. mantelum. See Mantle.] See Manteau. [Obs.]
(Man*tol"o*gist) n. One who is skilled in mantology; a diviner. [R.]
(Man*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. prophet + -logy.] The act or art of divination. [R.]
(||Man"tra) n. [Skr.] A prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm. [India]
Among the Hindoos each caste and tribe has a mantra peculiar to itself; as, the mantra of the Brahmans.
1. A trap for catching trespassers. [Eng.]
2. A dangerous place, as an open hatch, into which one may fall.
1. A superior kind of rich silk formerly exported from Mantua in Italy. [Obs.] Beck
2. A woman's cloak or mantle; also, a woman's gown. [Obs.]
(Man"tu*a*mak`er) n. One who makes dresses, cloaks, etc., for women; a dressmaker.
(Man"tu*an) a. Of or pertaining to Mantua. n. A native or inhabitant of Mantua.
(||Ma"nu) n. [Skr.] (Hind. Myth.) One of a series of progenitors of human beings, and authors of
(Man"u*al) a. [OE. manuel, F. manuel, L. manualis, fr. manus hand; prob. akin to AS. mund
hand, protection, OHG. munt, G. mündel a ward, vormund guardian, Icel. mund hand. Cf. Emancipate,
Legerdemain, Maintain, Manage, Manner, Manure, Mound a hill.] Of or pertaining to the hand; done
or made by the hand; as, manual labor; the king's sign manual. "Manual and ocular examination." Tatham.