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blanket, sheet, usually of heavy woolen, or partly woolen, cloth, for use as a shawl, bed covering, or horse covering. The blanketmaking of primitive people is one of the finest remaining examples of early domestic artwork. The blankets of Mysore, India, were famous for their fine, soft texture. The loom of the Native American, though simple in construction, can produce blankets so closely woven as to be waterproof. The Navaho, Zuñi, Hopi, and other Southwestern Native Americans are noted for their distinctive, firmly woven blankets. The Navahos produced beautifully designed blankets characterized by geometrical designs woven with yarns colored with vegetable dyes. During the mid-19th cent. the Navahos began to use yarns imported from Europe, because of their brighter colors. The ceremonial Chilcat blanket of the Tlingit of the Northwest, generally woven with a warp of cedar bark and wool and a weft of goats' hair, was curved and fringed at the lower end. In the 20th cent., the electric blanket, with electric wiring between layers of fabric, gained wide popularity.

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blan·ket / ˈblangkit/ • n. a large piece of woolen or similar material used as a bed covering or other covering for warmth. ∎ fig. a thick mass or layer of a specified material that covers something completely: a dense gray blanket of cloud. • adj. covering all cases or instances; total and inclusive: a blanket ban on tobacco advertising. • v. (-ket·ed , -ket·ing ) [tr.] cover completely with a thick layer of something: the countryside was blanketed in snow. ORIGIN: Middle English (denoting undyed woolen cloth): via Old Northern French from Old French blanc ‘white,’ ultimately of Germanic origin.

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blanket †white woollen stuff XIII; sheet of soft woollen cloth XIV. — OF. blanket (AL. blanchettum), var. of blanchet, f. blanc white; see BLANK, -ET.

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