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A travelling rug.
blanket, coverlet, throw, wrapView synonyms
- ‘Salmon pink appeared in a piece called Spawning Coho, in which the skins were tightly sewn together into a blanket, as small furs might be sewn together to make a lap robe.’
- ‘Needless to say we did some climate control, bought Mama a sweater and a lap robe, and threatened to put the thermostat under lock and key if he did it again.’
- ‘She is sitting on her La-Z-Boy chair with an old lap robe woven in Connemara, in her two-room apartment at the The Cambridge Homes near Harvard Square on Mount Auburn Street.’
- ‘Jackson and I stopped so I could rearrange my load and gently tell my little son that if he didn't carry his own lap robe and/or pillow I'd gladly leave all three of them behind.’
- ‘And then around six I woke up and Jackson was sneaking into bed with me with his lap robe and he whispered, ‘See?’’
- ‘The lap robe's been abandoned on the couch and then Jack sits down to watch TV and he isn't particular about what's under his butt, and Jackson comes in and goes, ‘Where's my rap robe?’’
- ‘My 80 + year old mother was especially pleased with her lap robe, describing it as ‘Soft as frogs hair’ and warmer than her electric lap robe.’
- ‘She rested her head against the cool glass and tucked the dusty blue lap robe more tightly around her legs.’
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