floorcloth


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floor·cloth

 (flôr′klôth′, -klŏth′)
n.
A piece of canvas that has been primed, decorated, and varnished and is used as a floor covering.

floorcloth

(ˈflɔːklɒθ)
n
a cloth or rag for cleaning a floor
Translations

floorcloth

[ˈflɔːˌklɒθ] nstraccio per il pavimento
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The white letters of the inscription were extremely white and extremely strong to the sense of smell, the complexion of the tables and chairs was (like Lady Tippins's) a little too blooming to be believed in, and the carpets and floorcloth seemed to rush at the beholder's face in the unusual prominency of their patterns.
Dark drops fell on the floorcloth one after another, with a sound of ticking growing fast and furious like the pulse of an insane clock.
And fourth great-grandfather Thomas Coombs was a floorcloth maker.
Speaking Russian through an interpreter, she said: "I was furious with him because I had given him a lovely child, I had been a good wife to him and I did not deserve to be treated like a floorcloth.
Before you begin, set up a work space where you can leave the floorcloth to dry undisturbed for several hours.
The factory started as a relatively small concern in the late 19th century, manufacturing floorcloth and drawing on the availability of the hessian manufactured in Dundee, a city long-associated with textiles.
The world through which she progressed was one of fire and coal: Painted in an abstract, expressionist style, the reds that dominated the backdrop and floorcloth were shot through with black.
Swinney, widely tipped as a floorcloth for McConnell at question time, did better than expected.
Philip Pim has lost his job, having displeased his wealthy uncle, and decides to charge an entire store full of costly goods to Uncle Pim's account: 'Philip sat erect on a gimcrack gilded chair, his cane and his hat in his left hand, his gloves in his right, while no less than three sturdy attendants in baize aprons at one and the same time strewed their matchless offerings at his feet, and an infuriated and rapidly multiplying group of would-be customers in search of floorcloth, lino and coconut matting stood fuming beyond.
Dark drops fell on the floorcloth one after another, with a sound of ticking growing fast and furious like the pulse of an insane clock.
That is why Terry Hands's 1986 staging for the RSC was so effective: the giant bearskin that the audience had accepted as a mere floorcloth for the first half of the play suddenly and frighteningly sprang into murderous life.
The artful floorcloth above should appeal to those with time on their hands (and skillful hands).