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mantle

noun (LAYER)    /ˈmæn.tl̩/ US  /-t̬l̩/
[C] literary a layer of something that covers a surface: A thick mantle of snow lay on the ground. We watched the building vanish under a mantle of thick smoke as the fire swiftly moved through it.Coverings and layers [C] specialized geology the part of the Earth that surrounds the central coreCoverings and layers [C] in the past, a piece of clothing without sleeves that was worn over other clothesCoats, jackets and cloaks
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