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flats

[flats]
(graphic arts)
Stage constructions, used in series, to produce a painted background, usually architectural details; they are canvas-covered frames and are used for all flat surfaces on the stage, such as room interiors or exterior walls of buildings.
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The inhabitants of Camelia Road tramped to and fro outside the window, just on a level with their heads, and the family in the flat on the ground-floor began to sing, "Hark, my soul, it is the Lord.
I use them in my own flat," said the little black-bearded man, laughing, "partly for advertisements, and partly for real convenience.
Yes," replied Smythe coolly; "they can't tell me who left those threatening letters at my flat.
We're kinder side-tracked here now," he added, "but there was considerable passing before the railroad was carried through to the Flats.
He had taken to the girl from the first day, when he had driven over to the Flats to meet her, and she had smiled and waved to him from the train, crying out, "You must be Ethan
I fancied a flat, and a man recommended these on the boat; such a good chap, Bunny; he was my reference when it came to signing the lease.
His greatest risk, according to Raffles, lay nearest home: bedridden invalid that he was supposed to be, his nightly terror was of running into Theobald's arms in the immediate neighborhood of the flat.
The flat was accordingly pushed off, scraping roughly over an old embedded stake in the process.
Allan the next day, "and it seemed like years while the flat was drifting down to the bridge and the water rising in it every moment.
He stood a while longer, gazing out over the lonely flat and visioning with constructive imagination the scene if the stampede did come.
He laughed and shook the vision from his eyes, descended to the level, and crossed the flat to camp.
The man with the flat voice was opening a new branch of the subject.