KJV Dictionary Definition: mantle
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.
MANT'LING, n. In heraldry,the representation of a mantle, or the drapery of a coat of arms.