, v. i. 1. To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
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Ne is there hawk which mantleth on her perch.
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Or tend his sparhawk mantling in her mew.
Bp. Hall.
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My frail fancy fed with full delight.
Doth bathe in bliss, and mantleth most at ease.
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2. To spread out; -- said of wings.
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The swan, with arched neck
Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows.
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3. To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
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Though mantled in her cheek the blood.
Sir W. Scott.
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4. To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.
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There is a sort of men whose visages
Do cream and mantle like a standing pond.
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Nor bowl of wassail mantle warm.
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