• Canvas Pliers
    Canvas Pliers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v canvas consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare","analyze the evidence in a criminal trial","analyze your real motives"
    • v canvas cover with canvas "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"
    • v canvas get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
    • v canvas solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
    • n canvas a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
    • n canvas the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
    • n canvas an oil painting on canvas fabric
    • n canvas a tent made of canvas fabric
    • n canvas a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    • n canvas the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account "the crowded canvas of history","the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Pennsylvania: "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."
    • Canvas A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.
    • Canvas A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.
    • Canvas A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.
    • Canvas A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc. "By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led."
    • a Canvas Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.
    • Canvas Something for which canvas is used: A sail, or a collection of sails. A tent, or a collection of tents. A painting, or a picture on canvas. "To suit his canvas to the roughness of the see.""Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canvas pl. canvases, sometimes canvasses. A closely woven, dense, heavy cloth of hemp or flax, used for any purpose for which strength and durability are required. Specifically—
    • n canvas A fabric woven in small square meshes, used for working tapestry or embroidery with the needle.
    • n canvas Nautical, cloth in sails, or sails in general: as, to spread as much canvas as the ship will bear.
    • canvas Made of canvas.
    • canvas To provide or cover with canvas.
    • canvas To toss as in canvas; shake; take to task.
    • canvas To sift; examine; discuss: in this sense now usually spelled canvass (which see).
    • n canvas In cricket, a sheet of white canvas stretched on the boundary as a background behind the bowler, to aid the batsman in seeing the ball.
    • n canvas A painting executed on canvas.
    • n canvas Words written to an air without reference to the sense, simply to indicate to the poet or song-writer the measure of the verses he is to supply.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Canvas kan′vas a coarse cloth made of hemp, used for sails, tents, &c., and for painting on: the sails of a ship
    • v.t Canvas to cover with canvas
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  • Donald Trump
    “Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.”
  • William Morris Hunt
    William Morris Hunt
    “You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas; but I know that is not so.”
  • Danny Kaye
    Danny Kaye
    “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”
  • Voltaire
    “Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. canvas, canevas, F. canevas, LL. canabacius, hempen cloth, canvas, L. cannabis, hemp, fr. G. . See Hemp


In literature:

The canvas-back is not a large duck, rarely exceeding three pounds in weight.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
I ran to the canvas and stowed it quickly, then brought the sloop around into the lee of the huge bulk of the whale.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
What a cloud of canvas she carried!
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The white canvas of bridge and awnings gleamed in snowy purity.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The most modern material is canvas, which is generally painted red or green.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
The remaining canvas was furled.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
All the deck gear was gone, spare oars and spars, a canvas or so, and some coils of rope.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
It is in chalk on whity-brown paper, in squares and mounted on canvas; length 15 feet by 7 feet.
"Overbeck" by J. Beavington Atkinson
Just give me a man to yank off the canvas cover when I say the word, and that'll be all I want.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
Coarse canvas it appeared to the touch; but that was only the covering.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

The Arts come smiling in the close,
And lend celestial fire;
The marble breathes, the canvas glows,
The Muses sweep the lyre.
"Addressed To Miss Macartney, Afterwards Mrs. Greville, On Reading The Prayer For Indifference" by William Cowper
On Tintoretto's canvas lives
That fancy of a loving heart,
In graceful lines and shapes of power,
And hues immortal as his art.
"The Legend of St. Mark" by John Greenleaf Whittier
All day the wind had whistled by,
And stretched the creaking canvas taut
And merrily, my ship and I,
Flew on by fickle breezes caught.
"Night On The River" by R S Ward
Blow, breath of inspiration, blow!
Shake and uplift this golden glow!
And fill the canvas of the mind
With wafts of thy celestial wind.
"In The Harbour: Becalmed" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sew them strong, so they'll never rip
When we're bow to bow with a rival ship;
Bolt on bolt of canvas high
To tower in a pyramid to the sky.
"Sailmaker" by Bill Adams
Insomnia. Homer. Taut canvas.
Half the catalogue of ships is mine:
that flight of cranes, long stretched-out line,
that once rose, out of Hellas.
"Insomnia. Homer. Taut canvas." by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

In news:

Alongside the classic, thin-soled, white canvas sneaker that has said "Keds" for decades will be an untraditional interpretation of the shoe by Todd Oldham, the designer.
Traditional cotton canvas is waterproof in the same manner that traditional wooden boats are waterproof .
The vinyl-coated fabric is waterproof for the life of the fabric, but unlike traditional canvas, it doesn't breathe.
Winslow Homer 's oil on canvas painting "On a Lee Shore" was created in 1900 at his seaside home in Scarborough, Maine.
John Zinsser , True Confessions, 2012, primer paint and oil on canvas.
Toilet tissue brand Velvet has used its own product as a canvas in its new ad campaign.
Marquez knocked Pacquiao to the canvas with a strong right hand to the chin in the final second of the sixth round.
Painting Doesn't Get More Naturalistic Than In An Abstract Bridget Riley Canvas.
There's something about the careful lines of a charcoal drawing, the expressive strokes of oil on canvas or the imaginative collaboration of mixed medium art that captures our imagination.
Portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall in September 1831 1832, oil on canvas.
Talking with Life of Pi director Ang Lee about big cats, huge risks and the 3D canvas.
The Canvas on Broadway offers artistic outlet.
COLUMBIA — The Canvas on Broadway, which has been open for seven months, allows people to create a predetermined paintings while listening to music and enjoying drinks.
Also included in this release is training on Canvas as well as Angel 8.0 training for students, iPad iOS6 training, and more.
99.99 On the other hand, if your iPad is meant for fun, iSkin's Aura 2 case gets the point across with colorful Japanese-inspired characters drawn on canvas by Brazilian artist, Cako Martin.

In science:

Our prototype has demonstrated that Canvas, SVG and VML are quite capable to perform image manipulation operations.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
We therefore have devised a test to measure how well photos rendered with Canvas, SVG and VML can keep up with the user’s mouse actio ns.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Canvas fundamentally works different in how it renders graphics in comparison to SVG and VML.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Obviously rendering an entire canvas multiple times per second with JavaScript is more performance heavy than moving a DOM element using browser functions.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Due to limited time and resources we have chosen not to test all implemented effects but to restrict ourselves to testing with photos where the colors were inverted using Canvas, SVG or VML.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation