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Idioms for canvas
- Nautical. with set sails.
- in tents; in the field: the troops under canvas.
Origin of canvas
OTHER WORDS FROM canvascan·vas·like, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH canvascanvas , canvass.
Example sentences from the Web for canvas
“I wake up and I pray, and then I see visions and I explain all those to my mom,” who would give her canvases to re-create them.
The students searched the mags, cut images, and wrote on their canvases with fat red and blue markers.How I’ll End the War: Making Collage Art With Afghan Students|Nick Willard|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Matisse first used paper as an aid in his composition process before marking his canvases in the 1930s.
I began to hunt among the piles of canvases, saying, “Hurry up, Tess, and get ready; we must take advantage of the morning light.”
I went into the studio; there was nothing there but my canvases and some casts, except the marble of the Easter lily.
His personal taste, however, ran more to painting; for some months he worked at his canvases with an ardor too great to last long.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
His timidity is betrayed by the very modesty of his canvases, which scarcely exceed two yards.Fromentin|Georges Beaume
In the eight years I have been teaching I have had over two hundred canvases submitted to me, but not one like these.A Girl of the Commune|George Alfred Henty
She wrote systematically the reflections he made as to the condition of the canvases.The Career of Katherine Bush|Elinor Glyn
The result has been narrowness, cameos instead of canvases, short stories rather than novels.A History of American Literature Since 1870|Fred Lewis Pattee
British Dictionary definitions for canvas
- a heavy durable cloth made of cotton, hemp, or jute, used for sails, tents, etc
- (as modifier)a canvas bag
- a piece of canvas or a similar material on which a painting is done, usually in oils
- a painting on this material, esp in oils
- in tents
- nautical with sails unfurled