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Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.Mary Cholmondeley
- IPA: /ˈmæntlɪt/
- A short sleeveless cloak or cape.
- (military) A portable screen or other covering, especially as used to protect the approach of soldiers engaged in a siege.
- 1819: They bring forward mantelets and pavisses, and the archers muster on the skirts of the wood like a dark cloud before a hailstorm. — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
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