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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2012-11-04 01:33 pm

Prompt #143

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

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Today's word is: blanket

blan·ket [blang-kit]
noun
1. a large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used especially for warmth as a bed covering.
2. a similar piece of fabric used as a covering for a horse, dog, etc.
3. the chief garment traditionally worn by some American Indians.
4. any extended covering or layer: a blanket of snow.
5. Printing .
...a. (in a press for offset printing) the rubber-covered cylinder to which an inked impression is transferred from the plate for transfer directly to the paper.
...b. (in a press for letterpress printing) the resilient covering on the cylinder against which the paper is pressed in printing.

verb (used with object)
7. to cover with or as with a blanket: wild flowers blanketing the hillside.
8. to obscure or obstruct; interfere with; overpower (usually followed by out): An electrical storm blanketed out the radio program.
9. to toss (someone) in a blanket, as in fraternity hazing.
10. Nautical. (of a vessel) to take wind from the sails of (another vessel) by passing closely to windward.

adjective
11. covering or intended to cover a large group or class of things, conditions, situations, etc.: a blanket proposal; a blanket indictment.

Idioms
12. born on the wrong side of the blanket, born out of wedlock.

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