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coulisse

[kü′lēs]
(engineering)
A piece of wood that has a groove cut in it to enable another piece of wood to slide in it. Also known as cullis.

coulisse, cullis

1. A piece of channeled or grooved timber, as one in which a frame slides.
2. An area backstage in the theater, esp. between two wing flats.
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The collection was created in conjunction with the Coulisse design team, and is based on an inspiration process in which the latest trends in homes and buildings, fashion designs, and timeless, classic patterns merge into a renewed, contemporary look in shading and interior design.
87) On trouvera la version de la compagnie dans << L'oeil en coulisse >> (10 mai 1952).
Dans tous les cas et a l'heure actuelle, une chose est sure: personne ne sait oE vont les choses, ni ce qui se trame dans les coulisses.
L'anniversaire de Tiananmen reste une date sensible pour le regime communiste, et particulierement cette annee avec les luttes de pouvoir en coulisse avant le 18e congres du parti communiste chinois (PCC) cet automne, qui verra une nouvelle generation de dirigeants acceder au pouvoir.
2000); the essay of the exiled Rwandan Jean-Marc Vianney Rurangwa, Le genocide des Tutsi explique a un etranger ("The genocide of the Tutsis explained to a foreigner", 2000) and genocide survivor, Venuste Kayimahe's testimony, France-Rwanda: Les coulisses du genocide, temoignage d'un rescape ("France-Rwanda: Behind the scenes of a genocide, testimony of a survivor", 2001).
Parmi ces demieres, notons les pressions deployees en coulisses sur la Grande-Bretagne pour que celle-ci ouvre davantage les portes de la Palestine aux refugies juifs.
200 places, de coulisses adaptables, de salles pour artistes, de huit ateliers, d'un espace pour invites d'honneur et de toutes les dependances requises pour ce type d'edifice.
Nous ne pouvons cependant pas en etre certains, ne sachant pas ce qui s'est deroule en coulisses.
Si vous adorez les bons tuyaux des coulisses de la politique .
Here everything is controlled and geometric, the lucite screens recalling the perspectival coulisses of the Bibienas (though they also look ahead by a delayed raccord to the irregular "wings" of the park from which Thomas takes his voyeuristic photos).
Even his very first professional show, Drame et Coulisses, a puppet opera with commedia dell'arte characters and performed in the Space Theatre in Cape Town in 1982, was aimed at adults and performed at a time when most professional puppeteers were sticking to children's entertainment as a certain and safe source of income.