A stage

A stage

[′ā ‚stāj]
(organic chemistry)
An early stage in a thermosetting resin reaction characterized by linear structure, solubility, and fusibility of the material.
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There, forcing its way steadily through all the faults of inexperience -- there, plainly visible to the dullest of the spectators, was the rare faculty of dramatic impersonation, expressing itself in every look and action of this girl of eighteen, who now stood on a stage for the first time in her life.
Then by degrees the churches grew too small to hold the great crowds of people who wished to see the plays, and so they were acted outside the church door in the churchyard, on a stage built level with the steps.
On one side of the court was erected a stage, where upon two chairs were seated two persons who from having crowns on their heads and sceptres in their hands appeared to be kings of some sort, whether real or mock ones.
My next enquiries were concerning Philippa and her Husband, the latter of whom I learned having spent all her fortune, had recourse for subsistence to the talent in which, he had always most excelled, namely, Driving, and that having sold every thing which belonged to them except their Coach, had converted it into a Stage and in order to be removed from any of his former Acquaintance, had driven it to Edinburgh from whence he went to Sterling every other Day.
They may likewise be compared to a stage coach, which performs constantly the same course, empty as well as full.
WELL, all day him and the king was hard at it, rigging up a stage and a curtain and a row of candles for footlights; and that night the house was jam full of men in no time.
Young Thomas and Sissy being both at such a stage of their working up, these changes were effected in a year or two; while Mr.
And this,' said the lady, crossing to Smike, as tragic actresses cross when they obey a stage direction, 'and this is the other.