from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See backdrop.
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- n. the painted scenery at the back of a stage; the backdrop
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. scenery hung at back of stage
It was here we found the seaducks that looked so much part of the wildness of the sea, with the snow-capped hills as a backcloth.
What people are doing in public diplomacy and cultural diplomacy specifically is, I think, trying to create a backcloth against which formal diplomacy takes place.
A painter's pink and purple sky was backcloth to the home team's late celebrations.
Rather than stretch her canvases Warboys hangs them loose, and lets them act as a stage backcloth for her works and performances.
It is against this backcloth that the Spanish budget-cutting has been announced, and it will be taken as a benchmark for other euro-zone countries with high budget deficits.
She continued walking through the well-mannered backcloth, then, rounding a corner onto the main thoroughfare, the gardens ended abruptly.
The noise was almost unreal, as if out of control, as the mosaic of white tops and shades of grey had a backcloth of a dark blue sea that seemed almost ominous.
She and her selected helpers had been busy on the backcloth of the Nile at Sunset for their next theatrical production.
'Gina's got a wonderful idea for that backcloth,' said Stephen.
They go out "to the front door" or "to the kitchen" and when the door opens you see a little bit of painted backcloth.
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