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apron

(ā′prŏn) [Fr. naperon, cloth]
1. An outer garment covering the front of the body for protection of clothing during surgery or certain nursing procedures.
2. Part of the body resembling an apron, e.g., redundant skin and underlying adipose tissue of the lower abdomen.

lead apron

An apron that contains lead or equivalent material and is sufficiently pliable to wear as protection from ionizing radiation. It is used to shield patients and personnel during radiological procedures.

apron

1. the long hair under the neck and front of the chest seen in rough collie dogs.
2. large skin folds carried on the ventral neck of some strains of merino sheep.
3. a piece of leather suspended under the belly of a ram in front of the prepuce to prevent mating when the ram is used as a teaser.
4. the concrete slab placed in front of feeders in feedlots to reduce muddiness.
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Thus the entire apartment setting is treated by Cukor like a theatrical space of play and fantasy, but one in which the characters' make-believe can breakdown, the forestage come undone by the backstage.
For other performance styles and forms, the shell is stored, and the flexible forestage and proscenium are adjusted as needed.
The little PROCESSION moves across the forestage as the PRISONERS come forward to watch.
But now there are clearly two groups: "A" and "B," shared among six actors (although, for reasons we will see in a moment, "B" centers around Beyer), and the chorus: two old men in whiteface, who sit at the forestage tables.
Keenan goes on to describe how wing entrances must have been used on the temporary stages at Whitehall and at Rutland House, as they had no forestage and thus no proscenium doors, but cuts another corner when he writes: "there is evidence to suggest that Post-Restoration operas may have followed suit.
Latin tango music with its inimitable snatch rhythm whips up to top speed and the forestage at Symphony Hall was large enough for these spinning couples who used an extraordinary leg movement.
In 1918 the action of a play presented at the Selwyn would have been all behind the "picture frame," a confinement that is unacceptable today; so the renovation has had to improve the sightlines to a new forestage, with an increase of rake in the balcony seating.
Instead of tapping his way cheerily all over the place, Tune is mainly restricted to a few licks on the forestage.
The lights come up on the forestage where we see a man in a fedora and a long trenchcoat standing next to a suitcase.
Contract notice: Supply and delivery of consumables and parts and maintenance materials and gardening forestage reraised lots no1 and 3 after a procedure declared unsuccessful.
The number of forestage doors on a particular stage (often an a priori assumption) influences how one interprets stage directions and therefore influences one's views not only of period theatre practice, but also of the plays themselves.
Symphony Hall and its forestage cannot quite capture the atmosphere of a theatre.