mantelpiece mantelpiece

Definition(s):

  • (n) shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. I was up on the mantelpiece, watching people crawl on the rafters.
  2. Many a proud household has a stuffed champion over the mantelpiece.
  3. And how newcomer Marion Cotillard who played Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose nabbed the best actress award that was all but already on Julie Christie's mantelpiece.

News

  • 2014 World Cup: 6 Teams USA Hopes to Avoid in Group Play in the World Cup

    With the Gold Cup trophy hanging on the mantelpiece, the United States national team can now look ahead to next summer's World Cup in Brazil. While the Americans have not yet qualified for the world's biggest tournament, they have established a two-point lead at the top of the CONCACAF hexagonal, a six-team group from which three teams automatically qualify. As a result of the six-point cushion ...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "I would much rather have a claret jug on the mantelpiece than a big cheque," Casey said, referring to the British Open trophy which he has never won. "To me that's much more important, and having lots of friends at home rather than money in...
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Paul Casey Source: AFP

  2. "I'm going to put this on my mantelpiece in front of Sacha's Golden Globe," Fisher joked on the podium.
    on May 4, 2007 By: Isla Fisher Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "The Friends Provident Trophy would look better on my mantelpiece, and my knighthood is on the way," joked Warne. "Whatever Paul wants to say is fine, if he thinks the trophy would look good next to his MBE, good luck to him." "I'm...
    on Aug 17, 2007 By: Shane Warne Source: CricInfo.com

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