marouflage

[mahr-uh-flahzh, mahr-uh-flahzh]
noun
  1. a method of attaching a canvas to a wall through adhesion, accomplished by coating the surface with white lead mixed with oil.
  2. a cloth backing for openwork, as on a piece of furniture.

Origin of marouflage

1880–85; < French, equivalent to maroufl(er) to attach canvas with strong glue (derivative of maroufle strong glue, apparently a jocular use of maroufle rogue, akin to maraud; see maraud) + -age -age
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