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Blanket


BLANK'ET, noun

1. A cover for a bed, made of coarse wool loosely woven, and used for securing against cold. Blankets are used also by soldiers, and seamen, for covering.

2. A kind of pear, sometimes written after the French, blanquet.

3. Among printers, woolen cloth or white baize, to lay between the tympans.

BLANK'ET, verb transitive To toss in a blanket by way of punishment; an ancient custom. The Emperor Otho used to sally forth in dark nights, and if he found a drunken man, he administered the discipline of the blanket

1. To cover with a blanket