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Topic: HOUSE

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: blanket 'white cloth' (13-15 centuries), from Old French blankete, from blanc; BLANCH

blanket

1 noun
     
blan‧ket1
1DHH [countable] a cover for a bed, usually made of wool
2 [singular] a thick covering or area of something
blanket of
The hills were covered with a blanket of snow.
3 [singular] something that makes it hard for you to find information or the truth about something
blanket of
The trial was held under a blanket of secrecy.
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