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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.
How sad then that the epitaph for a true National Hunt warrior should be written against the backcloth of such bitterness.
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.
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'.
/ Hilf mir!" The city, as so often since Rilke, is an alien backcloth; the poet is a solitary viewer cut off from any meaningful community.
Perhaps many readers do not know that the backcloth to all these abortions is that in Wales and the UK we have freely available contraception - so why so many abortions?
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.
Mr Cameron is encouraging "Holby City women" to vote Conservative, and has used everyone from Radiohead to reggae legend Jimmy Cliff as the musical backcloth to his campaigns.
So the war in Afghanistan, when seen against a backcloth of international terrorist networks using the internet, is first and foremost a hugely disproportionate use of/waste of resources, attempting a task, a war of ideas, using methods which can easily be avoided by an enemy and thus are inappropriate and likely to fail.