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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Nine teens can work on each drop cloth with the poster boards staggered.
They held the flowers vertically over the plastic drop cloth on the table, like before, so that the veining would occur.
Spread a drop cloth on the ground under the swarm, and position the container either directly beneath the cluster or just uphill from it.
Horror vacui overwhelmed the large gallery devoted to the body, which was filled with scorched and bleached denim canvases, fake palm trees, and a legion of mannequins and sculptural deities, all doused in haphazardly splattered paint and subtended by an enormous drop cloth.
She suggested that the painter use a drop cloth to prevent the paint from getting on the floor.
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.
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.
I won't use any other drop cloth now, and I've been painting for years
Oh--and lay out a good-sized drop cloth, canvas, or old sheet to protect the ground or floor.
And, with their backs covered in paint, Kanako Yokota and Dai Jian tumble over a white drop cloth, generating unpredictable designs.