beyond the blanket

beyond the blanket
   outside marriage
   Referring to the date of conception:
    You're a bastard.. .That's what they call people who aren't born inside the nine months of marriage, people conceived beyond the blanket. (McCourt, 1997 — he must have meant 'are born' etc.)

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