Meanwhile, competitors have been blanketing China with cheaper smartphones.
Tropical cyclone Oswald has produced a blanketing of sea foam in parts of Queensland, Australia.
From Celine to Louis Vuitton, minimal new carry-alls are blanketing runways.
A massive sandstorm swept into Tehran Monday morning, blanketing the streets in a dark and dreamy haze.
When a blanketing mist crawled down over the target again, one observer swore disgustedly and spoke down the telephone.
He was blanketing his horse, and Isabel had flown into the sitting-room.
Batson Reeves was just blanketing his horse, for in his vigorous courtship forenoon calls figured regularly.
When we find Craven, we'll find the contraption that's blanketing Jupiter and its moons.
A light rain had fallen during the night and a heavy, obliterating fog arose from the wet earth, blanketing hill and valley alike.
And there was a mound of blanketing above the actual place where the grenade might be.
c.1300, "bed-clothing; white woolen stuff," from Old French blanchet "light wool or flannel cloth; an article made of this material," diminutive of blanc "white" (see blank (adj.), which had a secondary sense of "a white cloth." Wet blanket (1830) is from the notion of a person who throws a damper on social situations like a wet blanket smothers a fire. In U.S. history, a blanket Indian (1859) was one using the traditional garment instead of wearing Western dress.
Only 26,000 blanket Indians are left in the United States. ["Atlantic Monthly," March 1906]
c.1600, "to cover with or as with a blanket;" also "to toss in a blanket" (as punishment), from blanket (n.). Related: Blanketed; blanketing.