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01. Our old [canvas] tent weighs a ton.
02. You should turn the canoe over and cover it with a [canvas] when it's not being used.
03. The artist stood in front of his empty [canvas] with a paintbrush in his hand.
04. The first umbrellas in Europe were made of wood or whalebone, and were covered with oiled canvas.
05. Danny Kaye once said, "Life is a great big [canvas]; throw all the paint on it you can."
06. Charles Warner once remarked that a great artist can paint a great picture on a small [canvas].
07. He was carrying his equipment in a heavy [canvas] bag.
08. The art gallery's current show features [canvases] by some of our country's greatest painters.
09. [Canvas] tents for camping have been replaced by lighter, nylon models.
10. We stretched a large [canvas] tarp over the picnic area in case of rain.
11. The artist painted his [canvas] plain white before beginning his painting.
12. X-rays of the [canvas] of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo da Vinci, under the final picture.
13. [Canvas] became popular as a painting surface when artists discovered that the woven texture of [canvas] held paint better than wood did.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Canvas — There are many fabrics termed canvas. The principal kinds are: Cloths for embroidering, which are very strong, plain weave, from two, three or fourfold yarns, and a more or less open texture. Java Canvas is a fabric made from hard twist, yarns… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Canvas — Can vas, n. [OE. canvas, canevas, F. canevas, LL. canabacius hempen cloth, canvas, L. cannabis hemp, fr. G. ?. See {Hemp}.] 1. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; used for tents, sails, etc. [1913 Webster] By glimmering lanes and walls… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canvas — ► NOUN (pl. canvases or canvasses) 1) a strong, coarse unbleached cloth used to make sails, tents, etc. 2) a piece of canvas prepared for use as the surface for an oil painting. 3) (the canvas) the floor of a boxing or wrestling ring, having a… …   English terms dictionary

  • canvas — [kan′vəs] n. [ME & OFr canevas < It canavaccio < VL * cannapaceum, hempen cloth < L cannabis, HEMP] 1. a closely woven, coarse cloth of hemp, cotton, or linen, often unbleached, used for tents, sails, etc. 2. a sail or set of sails 3. a) …   English World dictionary

  • Canvas — Can vas, a. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canvas — (deutsch „Leinwand“, „Leinen“) bezeichnet: Canvas (Fernsehsender), ein Fernsehprogramm des Flämischen Rundfunks VRT Canvas (HTML Element), Element der Auszeichnungssprache HTML Leinwand, ein Gewebe, das in der Malerei als Farbträger dient …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • canvas — canvas, canvass 1. Canvas with one s means ‘coarse cloth’. The plural is canvases and as a verb (‘to cover or line with canvas’) it has inflected forms canvasses, canvassed, canvassing. 2. Canvass with two s s is a verb meaning ‘to solicit votes’ …   Modern English usage

  • canvas — mid 14c., from Anglo Fr. canevaz, from O.Fr. canevas, from V.L. *cannapaceus made of hemp, from L. cannabis, from Gk. kannabis hemp, a Scythian or Thracian word. Canvas back as a type of N.Amer. duck is from 1785 …   Etymology dictionary

  • canvas — [n1] coarse material awning cloth, duck, fly, sailcloth, shade, tarp, tarpaulin, tenting; concept 473 canvas [n2] painting on coarse material art, artwork, oil, picture, piece, portrait, still life, watercolor; concept 259 …   New thesaurus


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