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backdrop (def 1).
Historical Examples

In Marius the background is merely a backcloth for mental poses plastiques.
Masques & Phases Robert Ross

Requires a dab of red in all that backcloth of green and black, doesnt it?
Twos and Threes G. B. Stern

a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage set Also called backdrop


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