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backcloth

a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage set

backdrop

On the theater stage, a large, taut, flat canvas, usually hung from the grid at the rear of the stage to mask the backstage area.
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Using six of the most horrific killings ever seen in the North as a backcloth, we saw the crime scene specialists setting about their painstaking business picking up the tiniest of clues which eventually tell the story of exactly what happened.
Such activities make up the backcloth to the erotic action of hundreds of what Brulotte prefers to call 'erographic' works ('erotic' and 'pornographic' being too value-laden), and their manner of representation is analysed here in depth for the first time.
And they were provided by members of the Irish army, going through the motions - for payment on top of their service wages - against the backcloth of an Irish landscape.
The suspension takes effect on May 3 to 6 inclusive Paul Doe was banned for two days (May 3 and 4) for careless riding on Turtle Valley, runner-up to Backcloth in the second race.
We still need to stress generic benefits as a backcloth to the brands.
The richness of this backcloth of history, the immediacy of the writing, often candid, painfully searching and ultimately stimulating, all contribute not merely to an overview of the Troubles but also make for a celebration of the sufferings and achievements of `The Hurt World'.
Today we will visit Reichenbach Waterfalls, the backcloth for Holmes' 'famed' struggle with Moriarty.
THE beautiful setting of Chirk Castle is the backcloth for a spring show by Oswestry and District Society of Artists.
BACKCLOTH It came as campaigners and prosecutors gathered at Holyrood's equal opportunities committee to discuss the problem.
Along similar lines of the previous Tesco campaign, the whole rational for the protest appears to have been driven by the historical backcloth of Bournville and its preservation area status with no debate or tangible evidence of the risks or benefits of blocking the erection of the phone mast.
The backcloth on the Scottish scene showed the mountains.