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“He grew up to be a fine waule fallow, like mony ane that comes the wrang side the blanket.”—Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary, chap. xxiv.

A wet blanket. A discouragement, a marplot. A person is a wet blanket who discourages a proposed scheme. “Treated with a wet blanket,” discouraged. “A wet blanket influence,” etc. A wet blanket is used to smother fire, or to prevent one escaping from a fire from being burnt.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Blade
Bladud
Blachefleur
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Blaney
Blank Cartridge
Blank Cheque
Blank Practice
Blank Verse
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Blanketeers
Blare
Blarney
Blasé (pronounce blah-zay)
Blasphemous Balfour
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Blayney’s Bloodhounds
Blaze

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