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lap robe

a blanket, fur covering, or the like, used to cover one's lap or legs, as when sitting outdoors or riding in an open vehicle.
Origin of lap robe
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Throw the lap-robe over your head," Angus told Jean, and thereafter was occupied exclusively with his team.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • While she had slept Milt had taken his arm from about her and fished out a lap-robe for her.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • Dave, quick to act, seized a lap-robe that was handy and held it up in front of Roger, who did not dare to leave the wheel.

    Dave Porter in the Gold Fields Edward Stratemeyer
  • He drew the lap-robe around her, and started the automobile.

    The Heart of Thunder Mountain Edfrid A. Bingham
  • He threw aside the lap-robe of supple broadcloth, and offered his hand to Lydia.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield
  • He slipped his hand under the lap-robe, and gave hers a gentle pressure.

    Double Trouble Herbert Quick
  • Mr. Conover wiped his muddy hands on the lap-robe and helped her into the buckboard, with awkward care.

    The Hallowell Partnership Katharine Holland Brown
  • While she was speaking, Grace, under the lap-robe, pressed her lover's hand.

    The Wedge of Gold C. C. Goodwin
  • Without another word Bennett gave the whip and the lap-robe into her hands, and, turning upon his heel, walked away down the road.

    A Man's Woman Frank Norris
  • "I shall see you very soon," said Clarence, tucking the lap-robe round Clover.

    Clover Susan Coolidge

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