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mantelpiece

noun [C]     /ˈmæn.təl.piːs/ US  /-t̬əl-/ (US also mantel)
a shelf above a fireplace, usually part of a frame that surrounds the fireplace: She's got photographs of all her grandchildren on the mantelpiece.The fireplace and parts of the fireplace
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