1. (North American) a short piece of decorative drapery hung over the top of a door or window or draped from a shelf or mantelpiece.
2. a piece of cloth covering the back of a medieval knight’s helmet, represented in heraldry as the mantling.
- a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy: she was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed
[The Prelude — William Wordsworth]
- A grassy plain or pasture, especially surrounded by woodland; a glade.
[J.R.R. Tolkien — The Two Towers]
- Sleight of hand; a deceptive performance or trick which depends on dexterity of hand; fallacious adroitness, trickery, or deception generally.
[Moby-Dick; or, The Whale — Herman Melville]
noun (Scottish archaic)
- a waterfall
- the pool below a waterfall
- a steep precipice
[“The Island” — Lord Byron]