One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A durable woollen blanket, typically with a coloured border.
- ‘Maybe even enter a free draw on some Hudson Bay blankets and a few car warmers.’
- ‘The tack room was a stall with a concrete floor, dusty high window, a refrigerator (into which Oren put medicines), and an army cot with a mattress, a couple Hudson Bay blankets, and pillow.’
- ‘In addition as further evidence of my deep and abiding love of this country, I want to state for the record that I also own a Hudson's Bay blanket.’
- ‘The striped Hudson's Bay blankets were made into capotes, coats of the same type that show up in numerous Russell paintings.’
- ‘Canadian readers will recognize some comfy Hudson's Bay blankets.’
Late 19th century: originally sold by the Hudson's Bay Company and frequently used as material for coats.
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