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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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It is an ideal alternative to other reinforcement materials such as cross laminated fabrics, cross laid scrims and knitted scrims.
Our first look in the show [left image] is a scrim that's covering the entire proscenium, and we were able to land the projections on the scrims behind it as well.
where the water breaks, above the line where it scrims the shore.
Born is now confident that architecture is so integral to the industry, the design of the 24-unit condo at 166 Perry which includes honeycombed glass, metal scrims with computer generated laser cut openings and other features that strike him as "something you would imagine seeing in a Jetson's cartoon," will be well received.
The company has also been experimenting with vertical scrims and projected images, using the scrims to expand or contract the stage as necessary from scene to scene.
His magical scene transformations of overlapping moving scrims once again work as they should.
Spots cast their beams on the white-boarded ceiling vault, and this glow is diffused by suspended square scrims.
Around that same time, natural fabrics were being replaced by synthetics, compromising the quality of ragfelt scrims used to reinforce BUR systems.
Made of carpeted viewing areas divided by lulling gray walls and elegant translucent scrims, the space constitutes a cross between a gallery and a theater.
Amid mirrors, scrims and a spiraling staircase, provocatively dressed courtesans mingle and mince.
The coater can coat up to 13" in width with a 12" finished width, as well as laminate nearly all roll substrates, including films, foils, fabrics, scrims, expanded metals, and foams.
Fib-Pak produces woven circular or flat polyethylene scrims and polypropylene fabrics that are used to manufacture a broad range of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC) and sold to other manufacturers.