Phrases with "mantle"

Andrew Lang The Stalo put out his hand to take his iron mantle from the bed, where it always lay, but the mantle was no there. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

D. H. Lawrence Then through the doorway a woman stepped, a grey-haired woman in a mantle of whitish wool, and there followed her a bare-headed man in a toga, a Roman: probably her steward or overseer. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Arbaces raised his hand — the spectre seemed to drop the mantle that concealed its form — and Ione shrieked — it was Arbaces himself that thus knelt before her. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Arthur Conan Doyle In front of him, in the full glare of the electric light, there stood a tall, slim, dark woman, a veil over her face, a mantle drawn round her chin. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Gibson really gave them a welcome — and cordiality in a hostess is a very becoming mantle for any other deficiencies there may be. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope So the Marquis himself felt; and he knew that a mantle of security, of a certain thickness, was spread upon the shoulders of each of his people by reason of the tenure which bound them together. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

This structure was adorned with an ungraceful figure in marble, representing, “The muse of Coila finding the poet at the plough, and throwing her inspiring mantle over him. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

Andrew Lang Nevertheless she wore rouge and patches, a mantle of silver brocade and a crown of diamonds, and her dress was covered with jewels, and green and pink ribbons. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry Handel Richardson On the drive home she took Richard’s poor benumbed hands in hers and chafed them; she spread her skirts over his knees to keep the wind off, unhooked her mantle and bound it round his chest. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins I took off my bonnet and mantle and gloves, and opened the window for a little while. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

He has made himself the idol of his public, and, till we pull off the prophet’s mantle and knock out some of the sawdust, he has us licked all the time. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Kate Chopin That summer at Grand Isle she began to loosen a little the mantle of reserve that had always enveloped her. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Marjorie Bowen He was a young man, alert, composed, graceful, with noticeable chestnut hair and eyes of the same hue; a peacock-blue mantle was wrapped about him. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Mist was lying on the low meadows like a mantle of snow, pure, smooth, and white; the cattle stood in it to their knees. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

D. H. Lawrence Beautiful were her ivory feet, beneath the white tunic, and above the saffron mantle her dusky-blonde head bent as with endless musings. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim The thick twilight seemed to have fallen upon them like a mantle of silence. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

D. H. Lawrence The man smiled a little, half bitterly, and sat again on the step to wait, drawing his mantle round him, in the cold twilight. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Anatole France We live in the hope of what to-morrow, tomorrow, king of the land of fairies, will bring in his black mantle studded with stars, flowers, and tears. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

George Meredith Yon mantle clothes us: there, past mortal breath, Life glistens on the river of the death. A Reading of Earth by George Meredith [1888]

She came out five minutes afterwards, dressed in a black silk mantle and a white transparent bonnet, which looked fleecy and cloud-like against her bright auburn hair. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Marjorie Bowen A quick step roused him; he glanced up to see the gentleman in the peacock mantle coming round the screen. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

W. H. Hudson Everywhere, as if by a miracle, is spread the mantle of rich, green, noisome leaves, and the corn is smothered in beautiful flowers that yield only bitter seed and poison fruit. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Andrew Lang Directly the gazelle saw them coming, it said to its master: ‘Your father-in-law is coming to meet you; that is he in the middle, wearing a mantle of sky-blue. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gaston Leroux In the front line of the crowd that waited to see Annouchka come out he recognized Natacha, with her head enveloped in the black mantle so that none should see her face. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Isabella Bird She stands under a marble canopy supported by angels, and is represented in her ball-dress, with a mantle thrown over it. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

We saw large trees of it both here and at Alexandria that seemed as if bending beneath a mantle of crimson stars, some of which cannot have measured less than twenty-two inches in diameter. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Sir Thomas Browne Strabo compared the configuration of the world, as then known, to a cloak or mantle (chlamys). Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Nikolai Gogol Then he inquired why his old mantle hung before him when he had a new cloak. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Arnold Bennett With her lace-bordered mantle and her low, stringed bonnet she had assuredly given a unique lustre to the congregation at chapel. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Thomas Hardy Not a track or rut broke the virgin surface of the white mantle that lay along it, all marks left by the lately arrived travellers having been speedily obliterated by the flakes falling at the time. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

In much less time than I could have imagined, she had clothed my son Pedro, and had made a sort of mantle for the youngest. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Arthur Conan Doyle The mantle was moved from the hole. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Walter Scott But he wore a mantle of crimson, lined with rich fur, cast around him, which supplied the deficiency of his dress. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But when his own time came, and he drifted with her out upon the changing floor to the music of the latest waltz from Paris, his jealousies and anxieties melted from him like a mantle of snow. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

D. H. Lawrence Then he said: “Will the Lady of Isis allow me to bid her farewell, and go up to the road?” The wind came in a sudden puff, lifting his mantle and his hat. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

John Morley The mantle of philosophy was rent in a hundred places, and bitter winds entered at a hundred holes, but they only drew it the more closely around them. Voltaire by John Morley

Louisa May Alcott Is the point of my mantle in the middle, and have I looped my dress evenly? I like to show my boots, for my feet are pretty, though my nose isn’t. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

He had a brief vision of her beauty, more simply dressed than usual, in a black silk mantle and hood over a grey tabinet gown. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

The mantle of Jeremiah—if he ever wore one—seems to have fallen on you, but without in the least impairing your good spirits excepting in regard to matters architectural. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

The old Scotchman won a deep and an abiding place in the hearts of the two over whom he threw, during these days, the ample mantle of his eccentricity and masterful disposition. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Guy de Maupassan In one night the whole plain was whitened, and, in the morning the trees looked as if a mantle of frozen foam had been cast over them. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

James Joyce And he saw Dante in a maroon velvet dress and with a green velvet mantle hanging from her shoulders walking proudly and silently past the people who knelt by the water’s edge. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Andrew Lang On the second night the Princess sent her lady-in-waiting, hoping that she might succeed better, but the servant took away her mantle and chased her away also. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Abraham Merri Instead, he produced a long white mantle and a pair of sandals. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

No Turk now paid her a visit without wearing his mantle of ceremony, and every circumstance showed the ascendency she had gained in public opinion. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

A cherry-colored mantle of his own design, and cut rather longer than they were worn then, proved to be very becoming to him. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Frances Hodgson Burnett She wore a very purple dress, a black silk mantle with jet fringe on it and a black bonnet with purple velvet flowers which stuck up and trembled when she moved her head. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

The men wore a sort of mantle of the same material, in the Moorish fashion, over their shoulders, and belts or sashes about the loins. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

M. P. Shiel I rose and threw a mantle round me; I put on my head my cap of fur; I took the tempered blade in my hands; then crept out into the dark, and followed. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Walter Scott Sir Priest, and so late as you ride, With your mule so fair, and your mantle so wide; But ride you through valley, or ride you o’er hill. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Andrew Lang Quick as thought he wound his mantle round him and placed himself, standing stiff and erect, in a niche in the wall, so that in the dim light he looked just like an old stone statue. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Edgar Rice Burroughs During his convalescence Tarzan tried to fashion a mantle from the skin of Sabor, which had lain all this time in the cabin. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Marjorie Bowen The mantle slipped from Miss Boyle’s shoulders, showing her pale, shining dress, and the tender curve of her chin and throat. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Andrew Lang When the lead had melted a little, I opened the vase with my knife and drew out a mantle of red cloth and a purse containing fifty crowns. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gustave Flauber It was the mantle of the goddess, the holy zaimph which might not be seen. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Night at length came, and drew her friendly mantle over the contest. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

William Blades Nobody seemed to be quite sure of his name, or upon whom the bibliographical mantle had descended. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Margaret Oliphant She was what Walter to himself, with much disappointment, called an old lady, wrapped in a large furred mantle and white fleecy wrap about her head and shoulders. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Percy Bysshe Shelley The distorted notions of invisible things which Dante and his rival Milton have idealized, are merely the mask and the mantle in which these great poets walk through eternity enveloped and disguised. A Defence of Poetry and other essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley

It was night in a high-walled garden, and the scented darkness clung like a mantle of forgetfulness upon the sleeping world. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

George Gissing When Emily had been sitting for a few minutes, she found that it had been unwise to leave her mantle in the cloak-room; there was a bad draught. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Francis Bacon The herald and children are clothed with mantles of sea-watergreen satin; but the herald’s mantle is streamed with gold, and hath a train. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

A big man he is, and looketh like a king, in his great wolf-skin mantle and his kirtle of russet velvet with ornaments of gold. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

He was hardly invested with the royal mantle before the Saracens menaced his capital. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

The morning was really cold, and when we first set out, Pococatepetl was rolled up in a mantle of clouds. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Her light-coloured gown and mantle were covered with blood. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Arnold Bennett It was a mantle that Constance had never really liked. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Thomas Hardy From beneath her mantle she drew a little bunch of forget-me-nots, and dropped them in upon the coffin. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Robert Burns Her mantle large, of greenish hue, My gazing wonder chiefly drew; Deep lights and shades, bold-mingling, threw A lustre grand; And seem’d to my astonish’d view, A well-known land. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Henry James Even under the mantle of night he himself gathered the impression that it had had a larger life, seen better days. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Gustave Flauber When order was finally restored, he draped his mantle about his shoulders, and, with the air of a judge, proceeded to put questions to Jacob. “Since the prophet is dead —” he began. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Jack London It grew like an avalanche, and it descended without warning upon the man and the fire, and the fire was blotted out! Where it had burned was a mantle of fresh and disordered snow. Lost Face by Jack London

And even as he looked the mantle of one blew apart, and a glimpse of something strange and white appeared beneath. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

Just opposite, sad Nilus opens wide His arms and ample bosom to the tide, And spreads his mantle o’er the winding coast, In which he wraps his queen, and hides the flying host. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Henry James She is very touching, very brave,” Mrs. Penniman went on, arranging her mantle and preparing to depart. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

It was an age that drew the mantle of exterior devotion and laborious penances and pilgrimages over the most hideous crimes and unnatural sins. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Arnold Bennett Sophia had taken off her hat and mantle hurriedly in the cutting-out room, for she was in danger of being late for tea; but her hair and face showed traces of the March breeze. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The mantle of Elisha. Now then, Dora, up we go! Ah, these stairs! Difficilis ascensus Averni. That’s right, here we are! ‘Mind the step,’ said Dora. They were on the landing. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Your cloak”—snatching a light cloth mantle from the breathless Sophy and wrapping it round Tonia. “Your hat. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

George Meredith He offered his opera-hat and civil mantle to Radocky, who departed in them, leaving his military cloak in exchange. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

George Gissing Her mantle was in its second year only; the original fawn colour had gone to an indeterminate grey. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

H. G. Wells He walked as though he carried a sword at his side, and swung a mantle from his shoulders. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Sir Walter Scott A cloak or mantle of coarse black serge, enveloped his whole body. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Age drops from them like a mantle discarded and the world glows again with passion and color and joy. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Rudyard Kipling Like most other rulers, he governs not as he would but as he can, and the mantle of his authority covers the most turbulent race under the stars. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Marjorie Bowen He caught the mantle over his flashing dress and crossed the churchyard. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Miles Franklin He implored me to remember that I wore the mantle of genius—a royal mantle which should never be lined with rancour. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Charles Dudley Warner He was armed in proof, and wore over his armor a short French mantle of black brocade; he had a white French hat with plumes, and carried on his left arm a small round buckler, banded with gold. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

George Gissing She went to the chair on which her hat and mantle lay. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Henry James She draped herself in them as in a Roman mantle and had never looked so proud and wasted and handsome as now that her eyes rested only on ruins. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Forbid them to hold forth upon the freedom of nations and the wrongs of mankind, and they’ll quarrel with Mrs. Jones about the shape of a mantle or the character of a small maid-servant. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Sir Walter Scott His mantle and hood were of the best Flanders cloth, and fell in ample, and not ungraceful folds, around a handsome, though somewhat corpulent person. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Sir Walter Scott When he looked towards her again, he saw only the skirt of her white mantle as she left the apartment. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

She had probably never walked with so gentle a step in all her life, and she had got a thick-wadded mantle over her head and ears. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry James Miriam went to mamma and settled her bonnet and mantle in preparation for her drive, then stood a moment with a filial arm about her and as if waiting for their friend’s explanation. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Henry James She sat on the sofa by Isabel; she wore a small grenadine mantle and a pair of the useful gloves that Madame Merle had given her — little grey gloves with a single button. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Eliot Tito kept his mantle round him, and looked towards the door. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He said nothing to help her, he was exercising his gift for assuming a mantle of reserve which made him very unapproachable. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

He wore a mantle of blue that reached to the earth; his surcoat, that was softly furred, became him well; and his hood of the same hung on his shoulder. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

It is full fair to be yclept madame, And fair to go to vigils all before, And have a mantle royally y-bore. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Abraham Merri It cut through the twisted mantle around Zubran’s neck; pierced him where helm and gorget met. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

She pointed to the moon, that sun of the eastern nights, whose broad and brilliant light fell like a mantle of glory over rock and ruin, over tree and flower. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Borrow What mean you by asking me for money? I bought the mantle of the woman and paid for it. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Marjorie Bowen And tile centre of it all was Visconti, leaning eagerly over the map, with brocaded mantle thrown back. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

William Dampier The men have besides this mantle a piece of skin like a small apron hanging before them. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now and again among the people we marked the tall broad-brimmed hat and Geneva mantle which were the badges of the Puritan clergy. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

As one despaired he turned to, the Queen, who now came forth to them wrapped in a mantle of swansdown; yet high he held his head. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Oscar Wilde Something may, perhaps, be urged on behalf of the Bar. The mantle of the Sophist has fallen on its members. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

But as he arrived at the door of the little court, he nearly knocked against Madame, whose radiant face seemed full of charming revelations beneath the mantle which protected without concealing her. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

On earth she lies,    With the drear mantle of the pall spread o’er. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

George Meredith One, a young lady, very young in manner, wore a black felt hat with a floating scarlet feather, and was clad about the shoulders in a mantle of foreign style and pattern. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Anthony Trollope Beneath her on the sofa, and over the cushion and head of it, was spread a crimson silk mantle or shawl, which went under her whole body and concealed her feet. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Late to rest went the Lady Mevrian; and with the first peeping light she was abroad, muffled in her great mantle of velvet and swansdown against the eager winds of morning. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

George Gissing Throwing off her hat and gloves and mantle she listened to the repeated story of John Yule’s bequests. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Debt.” There were not many things could bring the colour to Joseph Todhetley’s face; but it matched then the scarlet mantle the gipsy wore slung over her right shoulder. Bursting-up by Ellen Wood [1871]

D. H. Lawrence Over the massive shingle, under the wall, came the girls, and the woman of Isis in her saffron mantle stepped in twilight after them. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Marie Corelli Be ready! Till then — try to rest — try to sleep without dreaming of a scaffold!” He folded his mantle around him again and prepared to depart. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

She threw her mantle over her shoulders, and gathered up her dishevelled hair; a moment, and she was prepared, when a sudden crash was heard below. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Gustave Flauber Eleazar, who had a crooked nose and a long beard, put forth a claim, in behalf of the Pharisees, for the mantle of the high priest, held in the tower of Antonia by the civil authorities. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Andrew Lang Then the king sent out parties along all the roads, but the fairy threw her invisible mantle over the girl when they approached, and none of them could see her. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Nathaniel Hawthorne I wrapped myself in pride as in a mantle and scorned the sympathies of nature, and therefore has Nature made this wretched body the medium of a dreadful sympathy. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Arnold Bennett I couldn’t fancy any breakfast till I’d been up, so I put on my bonnet and mantle and just came. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

D. H. Lawrence She took off her saffron mantle and laid it on a low couch. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

Walter Crane St. Joseph is in steel gray with a golden orange mantle over. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Henry Handel Richardson But the be-stringed bonnet, the antiquated mantle COULD only belong to a char-woman or some such person; and again she made to edge away. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

Charles Dickens It is a fragment of that old mantle of patronage in which so many estimable Thugs, so darkly wandering up and down the moral world, are sworn to muffle him. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A slight frost has hardened the ground, and a silvery-grey mantle has fallen upon the housetops and lies across the fields. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Zona Gale A long, whining cry came from Cassyrus, who covered his face with his mantle and fled. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Washington Irving The neighbors found his goats browsing about the Moorish ruins, and his hat and mantle lying near the mouth of the pit, but he was never more heard of. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

I took off my pink dress and lace mantle with happier feelings than I had experienced in putting them on. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

George Eliot A mantle would have been oppressive, for it would have hidden a new necklace and a new clasp, mounted with silver, the only ornamental presents Tito had ever made her. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Andrew Lang But though Caboche did all the work, Petaldo never failed to appear on grand occasions, in his royal mantle of red linen, holding a sceptre of gilded wood. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The sunlight trembled on the yellow stone steps, and on the trailing, climbing bougainvillea which had flung its mantle of purple over the balustrade. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Robert Green Ingersoll They had read the account of the witch of Endor calling up the dead body of Samuel. He is an old man; he has his mantle on. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Though least in size, the glittering mantle of the humming-bird entitles it to the first place in the list of the birds of the new world. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Francis Bacon His undergarments were the like that we saw him wear in the chariot; but instead of his gown, he had on him a mantle with a cape, of the same fine black, fastened about him. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

A dense cloud of trouble had spread itself around her, enfolding her as a mantle of darkness, shutting out all the light of life. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Andrew Lang And that you may know it is he and no other man, I will give him my staff, and put my mantle on him. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce Stephen looked at his thinly clad mother and remembered that a few days before he had seen a mantle priced at twenty guineas in the windows of Barnardo’s. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Each with a Phrygian mantle veil’d his head, And all commands of Helenus obey’d, And pious rites to Grecian Juno paid. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

John Lewis Burckhard When halting I lay down as if to sleep, threw my mantle over me, and could thus write unseen under it. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Arnold Bennett Mrs. Baines slowly removed her light mantle and laid it with precautions on the white damask counterpane. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The Prince La Fireez went in a mantle of black sendaline sprinkled everywhere with spangles of gold, and the tunic beneath it of rich figured silk dyed deep purple of the Pasque flower. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

The two elder ladies had on tight dark cloth dresses, like a riding-habit cut short, at the ankles: Jessy was in a bright blue mantle edged with swans-down, and a blue bonnet on her pretty head. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

George Gissing The garden was drenched in dew, and when about seven o’clock, the first sunbeam pierced the grey mantle of the east, every leaf flashed back the yellow light. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Andrew Lang The mantle (if he had a mantle) of the medicine-man has fallen on the god; but Zeus, or Indra, was not once a real medicine-man. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Wilkie Collins The next morning, early, Helena came back in a hired carriage from Edinburgh, with a hat and mantle borrowed from her English friends. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Gertrude Stein A cloud of white and a chorus of all bright birds and a sweet a very sweet cherry and a thick miss, a thick and a dark and a clean clerk, a whole succession of mantle pieces. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

She wore her mask still, and her head was muffled in her Turkish “asmack,” and her long furred mantle reached to her heels. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Andrew Lang And they had a mantle stretched on the grass, and were eating bread, and making great joy. Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang

Marjorie Bowen It was full of-clothes — upon the velvet of the topmost mantle lay the small bunch of master-keys. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Virginia Woolf Increase is odious to me; and when the apples burgeon or the flocks breed, I run, I run; I let my mantle fall. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Arthur Conan Doyle Even at that distance they could distinguish the pearl-grey mantle which she usually wore and the close-fitting bonnet. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

H. G. Wells Then the great lady herself became visible, in a hat and mantle disdainfully inelegant, peering through her glasses. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

T. E. Lawrence I must take up again my mantle of fraud in the East. With my certain contempt for half-measures I took it up quickly and wrapped myself in it completely. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

G. K. Chesterton He is at once swaggering and yet shrugging his shoulders, as if to drop from them the mantle of the orator which he has confidently assumed. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Andrew Lang You can hear him snoring a mile off, and then you must go into his room and pull off the iron mantle that covers him, and put it on the fire till it is almost red hot. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Kingsley She came, with her mantle folded on her bosom, and her eyes meekly cast down. The Poetry of Sacred and Legendary Art by Charles Kingsley