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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`

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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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The video would show how difficult it was to bring in the massive evergreen into her home, but this year, Jenner only showed off entryway covered in drop cloths.
Everything was covered in drop cloths, and he was outside, roller in hand, working on a wall.
We managed it with the use of inexpensive drop cloths.
The painted flowers were then placed on another 4' x 81 table, covered with drop cloths, and allowed to dry.
This required him to cover the car in two drop cloths so that he could sit inside, turn on the ignition, and pretend that he was a great pharaoh, one who had formerly walked the museum in long, purposeful strides, after all the visitors had left, before settling down in the offering chapel, a kind of ancient garage.
Canvas or plastic drop cloths are slippery on hard flooring like wood or tile.
The display could increase transaction sizes if shoppers who come in for a gallon of paint and some new roller covers also remember to pick up painter's tape and drop cloths, as well.
We start each day laying down drop cloths and end each day literally vacuuming our way our of your house.
Using hand-held nets and drop cloths, Tillman and her colleagues collected stink bugs from the three crops for 6 years to study stink bug migration patterns.
Take, for example, the drop cloths, tarpaulins, and the paint-saturated sailcloths Schnabel used as brushes to spread paint upon his grounds--themselves fashioned from canvas or burlap or what have you--that become, in turn, new grounds or surrogate passages of paint.
The larger works, canvases of 40 inches by 36 inches that are sometimes paired as diptychs, were done on drop cloths that had lain posthumously on Mueller's studio floor.
They have donated paint, brushes and drop cloths," Roberts said.