from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fur robe or a blanket used to protect the feet and legs when riding in a carriage or sleigh.
  • n. A fur robe or a blanket used to cover one′ s lap and feet when riding in a carriage or sleigh.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • You can get the lunch basket out an 'spread it on the lap-robe.


  • Another silence fell, and Saxon found herself dwelling on the warmth, tingling now, under the lap-robe.


  • Erik gave an imitation of the Greek dancers he had seen in vaudeville, and when they sat down to picnic supper spread on a lap-robe on the grass,

    Main Street

  • She rose to lay a fur lap-robe over her mistress's knees.

    The Frozen Heart

  • He shook hands with me gracefully, and made inquiries about my journey, then sank back into his chair listlessly, and allowed Helen to pull the tiger-skin which formed his lap-robe over his knees.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • As she stood up, trying to disentangle herself from the heavy lap-robe, she could hear a key turn noisily in a lock.

    The Land of Promise

  • While she was speaking, Grace, under the lap-robe, pressed her lover's hand.

    The Wedge of Gold

  • Their red-brown skins, sewed together, made a larger and nicer lap-robe than the hide of any buffalo; and years after, with Jacob's children, I took many a sleigh-ride under this warm covering.

    Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories

  • He went out, over to his lap-robe and cushion, and brought

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • David stood on the flagging below the step beside the open coach door, a carriage lap-robe over his arm and his hat on, ready.

    Marcia Schuyler


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.