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backcloth

/ (ˈbækˌklɒθ) /
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noun

a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage setAlso called: backdrop

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  • The ballets were given in costume, but against a black backcloth, the scenery being then in Paris.

    An Autobiography|Igor Stravinsky
  • Requires a dab of red in all that backcloth of green and black, doesnt it?

    Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
  • In Marius the background is merely a backcloth for mental poses plastiques.

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