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mantle vb. (2 cf. MANTLE sb.)
1. to cover, envelope Tp. V. i. 67 “the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason,” Cor. I. vi. 29.
2. to become covered with a coating Mer.V. I. i. 89 “cream and mantle like a standing pond.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 1.6
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 5.1
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