Mickey mantle

Mickey (Charles) 1931–95, U.S. baseball player.
(Robert) Burns, 1873–1948, U.S. journalist.
Contemporary Examples

He interviewed Joe DiMaggio and mickey mantle for CBS News Sunday Morning and wrote several young adult novels about sports.
On the Peninsula Bryan Curtis April 24, 2011

“Somebody suggested [we give him] a $1,000 baseball signed by mickey mantle [in exchange for the URL],” Robinson told me.
Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew Olivia Nuzzi November 11, 2014

(archaic) a loose wrap or cloak
such a garment regarded as a symbol of someone’s power or authority: he assumed his father’s mantle
anything that covers completely or envelops: a mantle of snow
a small dome-shaped or cylindrical mesh impregnated with cerium or thorium nitrates, used to increase illumination in a gas or oil lamp
(zoology) Also called pallium

a protective layer of epidermis in molluscs that secretes a substance forming the shell
a similar structure in brachiopods

(ornithol) the feathers of the folded wings and back, esp when these are of a different colour from the remaining feathers
(geology) the part of the earth between the crust and the core, accounting for more than 82% of the earth’s volume (but only 68% of its mass) and thought to be composed largely of peridotite See also asthenosphere
a less common spelling of mantel
(anatomy) another word for pallium (sense 3)
a clay mould formed around a wax model which is subsequently melted out
(transitive) to envelop or supply with a mantle
to spread over or become spread over: the trees were mantled with snow
(transitive) (of the face, cheeks) to become suffused with blood; flush
(intransitive) (falconry) (of a hawk or falcon) to spread the wings and tail over food

Old English mentel “loose, sleeveless cloak,” from Latin mantellum “cloak” (source of Italian mantello, Old High German mantal, German Mantel, Old Norse mötull), perhaps from a Celtic source. Reinforced and altered 12c. by cognate Old French mantel “cloak, mantle; bedspread, cover” (Modern French manteau), also from the Latin source. Figurative sense “that which enshrouds” is from c.1300. Allusive use for “symbol of literary authority or artistic pre-eminence” is from Elijah’s mantle [2 Kings ii:13]. As a layer of the earth between the crust and core (though not originally distinguished from the core) it is attested from 1940.

“to wrap in a mantle,” early 13c.; figurative use from mid-15c., from mantle (n.) or from Old French manteler. Related: Mantled; mantling.

mantle man·tle (mān’tl)

A covering layer of tissue.

See pallium.


The layer of the Earth between the crust and the core. It is about 2,900 km (1,798 mi) thick and consists mainly of magnesium-iron silicate minerals, such as olivine and pyroxene. It has an upper, partially molten part, which is about 660 km (409 mi) thick, and a lower, solid part. The upper mantle is the source of magma and volcanic lava.

The layer of soft tissue that covers the body of a clam, oyster, or other mollusk and secretes the material that forms the shell.

The region of the interior of the Earth between the core (on its inner surface) and the crust (on its outer).

Note: The mantle is more than two thousand miles thick and accounts for more than three-quarters of the volume of the Earth.

(1.) Heb. ‘addereth, a large over-garment. This word is used of Elijah’s mantle (1 Kings 19:13, 19; 2 Kings 2:8, 13, etc.), which was probably a sheepskin. It appears to have been his only garment, a strip of skin or leather binding it to his loins. _’Addereth_ twice occurs with the epithet “hairy” (Gen. 25:25; Zech. 13:4, R.V.). It is the word denoting the “goodly Babylonish garment” which Achan coveted (Josh. 7:21). (2.) Heb. me’il, frequently applied to the “robe of the ephod” (Ex. 28:4, 31; Lev. 8:7), which was a splendid under tunic wholly of blue, reaching to below the knees. It was woven without seam, and was put on by being drawn over the head. It was worn not only by priests but by kings (1 Sam. 24:4), prophets (15:27), and rich men (Job 1:20; 2:12). This was the “little coat” which Samuel’s mother brought to him from year to year to Shiloh (1 Sam. 2:19), a miniature of the official priestly robe. (3.) Semikah, “a rug,” the garment which Jael threw as a covering over Sisera (Judg. 4:18). The Hebrew word occurs nowhere else in Scripture. (4.) Maataphoth, plural, only in Isa. 3:22, denoting a large exterior tunic worn by females. (See DRESS.)


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