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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLANKETED

For the instant the storm would be blanketed by the prodigious waves.

A world that was snowbound, weighted and blanketed with a mantle of white.

Then all horses and mules had to be blanketed for the night.

Out on the plain, blanketed deep with snow, was moving a line of riders.

It blanketed us in storming wind and flying spray and grayness.

Mechanically she noticed, too, that they were blanketed, as in peace.

The body should be blanketed, and bandages applied to the legs.

Certain other portions of the city adjacent to the building also were blanketed out.

I have been afraid of this ever since Craven blanketed us out of the Interplanetary building.

Redskins they were, but not the blanketed kind that drifted every day through the station.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "bed-clothing; white woolen stuff," from Old French blanchet "light wool or flannel cloth; an article made of this material," diminutive of blanc "white" (see blank (adj.), which had a secondary sense of "a white cloth." Wet blanket (1830) is from the notion of a person who throws a damper on social situations like a wet blanket smothers a fire. In U.S. history, a blanket Indian (1859) was one using the traditional garment instead of wearing Western dress.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.