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mantelpiece

noun
     
mantelpiece
Related topics: Household
man‧tel‧piece also man‧tel especially American English, man‧tel‧shelf British English [countable]
DH a wooden or stone shelf which is the top part of a frame surrounding a fireplace:
The clock on the mantelpiece struck 10.

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