drop cloth

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drop cloth

A sheet, as of cloth or plastic, for protection against spills or dripping, used especially by painters.

drop′ cloth`

or drop′cloth`,

a sheet of cloth, plastic, or the like used by painters esp. to protect furniture or floors.
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Noun1.drop cloth - a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the fliesdrop cloth - a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
curtain, drape, drapery, pall, mantle - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
2.drop cloth - a large piece of cloth laid over the floor or furniture while a room is being painted
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
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Choose a corner of a room and spread a waterproof drop cloth to protect the floor while you strip the walls of plaster or drywall and install exterior grade plywood to the studs.
Can ia ris's installation presents a background of sorts, made from a black plastic drop cloth, in front of which found objects such as a tattered suitcase, a tricycle, a couple of battered baby carriages, a shirt and trousers on a hanger are positioned.
And put a drop cloth on frat-boy yukking it up, like Scott Brown on Elizabeth Warren, saying 'Thank God' she kept on her clothes and didn't pose nude like he did in Cosmo to pay for college.
The drop cloth can be used as roofing or even a solar still for making water and the space blankets serve two purposes of protection from the elements and as a signaling device.
Oftentimes I don't even need to put down a drop cloth," Romney said.
And, with their backs covered in paint, Kanako Yokota and Dai Jian tumble over a white drop cloth, generating unpredictable designs.
I love it that the other wall is a painter's drop cloth covered with huge red and purple lotus flowers and green pods, the outcome of a day when I swear I was channeling the artist Basquiat.
Our Ezze-Peel[TM] water-based spray tacks in 20 minutes then turns into an ink-absorbing drop cloth that eliminated buildups on presses, floors and trolley carriages.
One of Fox's first maneuvers is to pluck the drop cloth off a chair in the new office of Bobby Gould (played by Tenney).
Paints inside windows shouldn't run, but protect the window sill, wall and carpet with a drop cloth while painting.
I took my materials, spray paint, a sheet of metal, and a drop cloth to keep the paint off in the hangar.
Scene cards are changed by a footman to give you an indication of what's on the way, while a pretty little drop cloth goes up and down occasionally closing a scene and leaving players posed like human statues in a period tableau.