MAN'TLE, n. [Gr. a cloke.]1. A kind of cloke or loose garment to be worn over other garments. The herald and children are clothed with mantles of satin.2. A cover. Well covered with the night's black mantle.3. A cover; that which conceals; as the mantle of charity.
MAN'TLE, v.t. To cloke; to cover; to disguise. So the rising senses Begin to chase th'ignorant fumes, that mantle Their clearer reason.
MAN'TLE, v.i. To expand; to spread. The swan with arched neck Between her white wings mantling, rows Her state with oary feet.1. To joy; to revel. My frail fancy, fed with full delights, Doth bathe in bliss, and mantleth most at ease.2. To be expanded; to be spread or extended. He gave the mantling vine to grow, A trophy to his love.3. To gather over and form a cover; to collect on the surface, as a covering. There is a sort of men, whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond. And the brain dances to the mantling bowl.4. To rush to the face and cover it with a crimson color. When mantling blood Flow'd in his lovely cheeks.
[Fermentation cannot be deduced from mangling, otherwise than as a secondary sense.]
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