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scrim

 (skrĭm)
n.
1. A durable, loosely woven fabric, often cotton, linen, hemp, or a synthetic fiber, used for curtains or upholstery lining or in industry.
2. A transparent fabric used as a drop in the theater to create special effects of lights or atmosphere.
3. Something that conceals or obscures something else.

[Origin unknown.]

scrim

(skrɪm)
n
(Textiles) an open-weave muslin or hessian fabric, used in upholstery, lining, building, and in the theatre to create the illusion of a solid wall or to suggest haziness, etc, according to the lighting
[C18: origin unknown]

scrim

(skrɪm)

n.
1. a cotton or linen fabric of open weave used for bunting, curtains, etc.
2. Theat. a piece of such fabric used as a drop, border, or the like, for creating the illusion of a solid wall or backdrop under certain lighting conditions or creating a semitransparent curtain when lit from behind.
[1785–95; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrim - a firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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Its title, Some/One, encapsulates the play between embodiment and emptiness, aggregate and unit, receptacle and scrim.
through coordination of orders, Semarelp (Coordinator - represented by its managing director Jean-Pierre Aubry) and its subsidiaries SCRIM the IDF and the Levaparc, wish to nominate for the 2014 accounting year 2019, a statutory auditor and deputy auditor responsible to perform the following services - Legal mission statutory auditors on the certification of annual accounts of the SCRIM IDF and Levaparc,- Additional or special missions with objectives is to enable the auditors to express an opinion, within the legal framework of the Commercial Code, as a result of corporate actions or events occurred in the life of societies and SCRIM IDF Levaparc.
Not that Sherman's photographs aren't theatrical--they are--but her earlier work addresses the modern world (even if through the scrim of the movies and the media), and her later photographs are insistently physical, steeped in the organic processes of body and psyche.
Harrington's photographic projections on a transparent scrim and backdrop.
Pacific Group and its converting subsidiary Dongguan Pacific Nonwoven Products, Dongguan, China, offer disposable nonwoven protective apparel and a range of end use products that utilize basic and value-added nonwovens and advanced composites incorporated with plastic film, paper and scrim.
Like a month in the country, Robert Irwin's scrim installations offer deeply seductive holidays from the tensions of social experience, and even from the challenges of everyday art-going.
The technology features a superior felt surface, less needle breakage and woven scrim damage, stretch prevention and more accurate web control advances.
At one point, dancers appeared on different planes on the stage, some set behind a scrim in a series of brilliantly lit cameos.
The latent heat of the molten resin melts the adhesive surface of the scrim as it forms a film and bonds it to the scrim.
At its most successful moments, the exhibition began to theorize an esthetic of visual deception widespread in architecture and other spheres of contemporary visual culture - from the buildings housed in MoMA to digitalized imagery to the scrim in Unzipped.
Such a contemplation might require at least some mentation that didn't view every little thing through the scrim of power relations.
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