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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blanket  \Blan"ket\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blanketed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Blanketing}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  a  blanket. 
 
  I'll  .  .  .  blanket  my  loins.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  toss  in  a  blanket  by  way  of  punishment. 
 
  We'll  have  our  men  blanket  'em  i'  the  hall.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  3.  To  take  the  wind  out  of  the  sails  of  (another  vessel)  by 
  sailing  to  windward  of  her 
 
  {Blanket  cattle}.  See  {Belted  cattle},  under  {Belted}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blanket  \Blan"ket\,  n.  [F.  blanchet,  OF  also  blanket,  a  woolen 
  waistcoat  or  shirt,  the  blanket  of  a  printing  press;  prop. 
  white  woolen  stuff,  dim.  of  blanc  white;  blanquette  a  kind  of 
  white  pear,  fr  blanc  white.  See  {Blank},  a.] 
  1.  A  heavy,  loosely  woven  fabric,  usually  of  wool,  and  having 
  a  nap,  used  in  bed  clothing;  also  a  similar  fabric  used 
  as  a  robe;  or  any  fabric  used  as  a  cover  for  a  horse. 
 
  2.  (Print.)  A  piece  of  rubber,  felt,  or  woolen  cloth,  used  in 
  the  tympan  to  make  it  soft  and  elastic. 
 
  3.  A  streak  or  layer  of  blubber  in  whales. 
 
  Note:  The  use  of  blankets  formerly  as  curtains  in  theaters 
  explains  the  following  figure  of  Shakespeare.  --Nares. 
 
  Nor  heaven  peep  through  the  blanket  of  the  dark 
  To  cry,  ``Hold,  hold!''  --Shak. 
 
  {Blanket  sheet},  a  newspaper  of  folio  size. 
 
  {A  wet  blanket},  anything  which  damps,  chills,  dispirits,  or 
  discour?ges. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blanket 
  adj  :  broad  in  scope  or  content;  "across-the-board  pay  increases"; 
  "an  all-embracing  definition";  "blanket  sanctions 
  against  human-rights  violators";  "an  invention  with 
  broad  applications";  "a  panoptic  study  of  Soviet 
  nationality"-  T.G.Winner;  "granted  him  wide  powers" 
  [syn:  {across-the-board},  {all-embracing},  {all-encompassing}, 
  {all-inclusive},  {blanket(a)},  {broad},  {encompassing}, 
  {panoptic},  {wide}] 
  n  1:  bedding  that  keeps  a  person  warm  in  bed;  "he  pulled  the 
  covers  over  his  head  and  went  to  sleep"  [syn:  {cover}] 
  2:  anything  that  covers;  "there  was  a  blanket  of  snow"  [syn:  {mantle}] 
  3:  a  layer  of  lead  surrounding  the  highly  reactive  core  of  a 
  nuclear  reactor 
  v  1:  cover  as  if  with  a  blanket;  as  of  snow 
  2:  form  a  blanket-like  cover  over 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Blanket,  TX  (town,  FIPS  8596) 
  Location:  31.82427  N,  98.78993  W 
  Population  (1990):  381  (177  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  76432 




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