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drop cloth

noun
1.
a sheet of cloth, paper, plastic, or the like laid over furniture and floors for protection while a room is being painted or laid over shrubbery while the exterior of a house is being painted.
Also, dropcloth.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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