mantle-tree

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mantle-tree (plural mantle-trees)

  1. (archaic) A beam of wood over the opening of an open fireplace, from which items were hung.
    • 1600's. Robert Herrick (1591-1674), To Larr (poem):
      No more shall I from mantle-trees hang down
      To honour thee, my little parlsey crown.

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  • Cowper, William, Cowper: The Didactic Poems of 1782, Clarendon Press: 1874, p. 230 [1]

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