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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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PAT EDDERY performed a great escape at Sandown yesterday to put Backcloth on centre stage.
However, Backcloth proved a disappointment at Windsor next time when once again odds-on.
Backcloth is a serious rival on 12lb better terms today, with the ground more to his liking, but he probably does not want to be in front too soon, whereas Clarendon seems more straightforward.
Mr Hall was speaking against a backcloth of caution on Meriden's part in what the company called 'challenging market conditions'.
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Backcloth (82+) has already received a mention, but, despite eventually only scraping home by a head, the way he travelled suggests there is better to come.
The moon could turn deep red in a black backcloth lit by thousands of stars .
The 3lb claimer was stood down for two days (May 3-4) for careless riding on Turtle Valley, who just lost out to John Dunlop's Backcloth in the mile-and-a-half handicap.
In common with other quoted restaurant chains, Signature Restaurants, which owns 22 outlets in the Capital including the Strada and Belgo brands, has seen its market capitalisation fall against the backcloth of a troubled stock market and tough trading conditions in the London restaurant market.
We concluded then that the procedural defects in signal siting after trains had passed signals at danger, in particular signal SN 109 which provided part of the backcloth to this collision, could not be causally linked with this collision.
Quinn was completing a double for trainer John Dunlop as well in the Marriott Hotels-sponsored Group 3 race as his success at Leicester two hours earlier had been on another Arundel runner, Backcloth.