Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Coarse woolen cloth of which blankets are made.
  • noun A supply or quantity of blankets.
  • noun The process of obtaining gold by collecting it as it comes from the stamps on a blanket or in a blanket-sluice.
  • noun plural The gold so obtained.
  • noun The operation of tossing in a blanket as a punishment or a joke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Cloth for blankets.
  • noun The act or punishment of tossing in a blanket.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of blanket.
  • noun cloth for making blankets
  • noun anything that covers like a blanket
  • noun The act or punishment of tossing in a blanket.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This blanketing is known as the natural greenhouse effect.

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  • How is it that a man dismissed as a buffoon in his own community came to be a household name blanketing the national media?

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  • How is it that a man dismissed as a buffoon in his own community came to be a household name blanketing the national media?

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  • An enhanced greenhouse effect is expected to cause cooling in higher parts of the atmosphere because the increased "blanketing" effect in the lower atmosphere holds in more heat, allowing less to reach the upper atmosphere.

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  • The only substantive form of interference that can be cause by an LPFM station is what is known as "blanketing" interference.

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  • Still the great majority of the Members were only too anxious to be convinced, and passed by a huge majority the "blanketing" amendment of

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  • This, which we may term the original heat, is constantly flowing forth into space, but makes its way slowly, because of the non-conductive, or, as we may phrase it, the "blanketing" effect of the outer rock.

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  • But for being alone so many times last year and "blanketing" all these WR we played, he did more than exceptional, only thing he needs to do is work on his catching, other that that, this kid has a HoF attitude, and if he keeps this up, will be in the HoF.

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  • The commission's traffic counters are "blanketing" the area around the bridge now and will do so again once construction starts, Brady said, to measure how the bridge closure affects the amount of traffic along other bridges and roads in the area.

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  • "blanketing" effect considerably lessens the amount of heat radiated into space; thus, by keeping in the heat we have received, compensating to some extent for the original loss in quantity.

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