Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MANTEEL, n. Also -te(e)l(e), mantill (Sc. 1710 T. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis). A cloak-like garment, a mantle (Sc. 1818 Sawers). Also fig. Obs. in Eng. Now only liter. For comb. luckie's manteill, see Luckie. [mɑn′til] Ayr. 1786  Burns Holy Fair ii.:
Twa had manteeles o' dolefu' black, But ane wi' lyart lining.
Sc. 1825  Child Maurice in
Child Ballads No. 83 D. x.:
Ye'll tak here this green manteel, It's a' lined wi the frieze.
e.Lth. 1892  J. Lumsden Sheep-Head 62:
Upo' her back the wauchty creels, She thraws as eithly in a spell; As yon “half-nabs” do their mantels.

[O.Sc. manteill, a soldier's cloak, c.1475, Fr. mantille, variant of Sp. mantilla, a loose flowing lace head-dress.]

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