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assume the mantle

To take, inherit, or receive the responsibilities and duties associated with a certain position or job, especially one regarded as important or powerful. The king led the country for over 60 years; now, his daughter will assume the mantle of the throne.
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The man in the mantle obeyed without a word in reply, the door closed upon him; he heard Phoebus bolt it, and a moment later descend the stairs again with the aged hag.
His own, so cold and dark and dreary, his empty gardens where no flowers could bloom, no green trees dwell, or gay birds sing, all desolate and dim;--and while he gazed, his own Spirits, casting off their dark mantles, knelt before him and besought him not to send them forth to blight the things the gentle Fairies loved so much.
And that is because perovskite (calcium silicate, CaSiO3) is not found on the surface at all, and occurs at depths of 700 kilometers (435 miles), in Earth's deep mantle.
Rock from the upper mantle slowly rises to fill the void between the plates, melting as the pressure decreases, then cooling and re-solidifying to form new crust along the ocean bottom.
We see strong support for significant deep mantle contributions of heat-to-plate dynamics in the Pacific hemisphere," says geophysical scientist David B.
LAYERS OF EARTH Approximate depth Layer underground Composition Continental crust: 0-30 Continental crust: Light kilometers (0-19 miles) rocks, like granite Crust Oceanic crust: 0-5 km Oceanic crust: Dense, (0-3 mi) heavy rocks, like basalt 5-750 km Mix of solid rock and Upper (3-470 mi) rising magma, or Mantle molten rock 750-2,900 km Solid rock containing Lower (470-1,800 mi) the elements oxygen Mantle and silicon 2 900-5.
Unfortunately, attenuation has only been imaged using short- and intermediate-period seismic data, showing little similarity even for the upper mantle and no reliable lower mantle models exist.
Mantle, nicknamed The Commerce Rocket, came from Brierley Hill stock - an area not noted as a baseball hotspot.
The depth of the viscosity jump may be a more suitable dividing line between the upper and lower mantle than the 660-kilometer-deep region currently used, suggests MIT geophysicist Robert van der Hilst.
The mantle of squid contains distinct networks of intramuscular collagen fibers.
In scallops, the outer margins of both shells are lined with a mantle that contains sensory tentacles and multiple eyes.
Prosecutors say Mr Mantle, who had been staying at the Quayside hotel for six days while performing at the Theatre Royal, was asleep at around 4.
In their model, Cowan and Abbot treated the intriguing exoplanets like Earth, which has quite a bit of water in its mantle, the rocky part that makes up most of the volume and mass of the planet.
The shell and mantle color of the Pacific oyster also influence consumer preferences of oysters.
Philip McGilvray and Alan French are alleged to have attacked Mr Mantle at a city centre hotel.