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 for backcloth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  backdrop \back"drop\ n.
     1. the scenery hung at back of stage. Also called in Britain
        backcloth.
  
     Syn: background, backcloth
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. the background, setting, or circumstances of an event; as,
        the backdrop for the summit meeting.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  backcloth
      n 1: scenery hung at back of stage [syn: backdrop,
           background, backcloth]

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