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the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account

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an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people

an oil painting on canvas fabric

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the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete

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a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

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Justin Fantasia joined the firm in early 2011 as a canvasser and now works with numerous retailers both in New York and nationally including the Gap brands, Bonobos, Rent the Runway, Francesca's and The Children's Place.
Volunteers huddle quietly around a table making calls to people whom canvassers will not visit today.
Callers from canvassers would also be willing to wait outside a locked door while the occupant checked their validity with the company involved.
Even if Senator Aquino III is leading by five million over former President Joseph Estrada, he is not the president if he is not proclaimed by the National Board of Canvassers," Arroyo said.
Alvarado said the Valley has its own office, in the Van Nuys-Panorama City area, where between 300 and 500 canvassers have been hired.
ACORN readily acknowledges that some of its hired canvassers have collected voter registration forms with phony signatures that range from "Mickey Mouse" and "John Q.
The conversation developed into a heated argument involvingMr Richards and four Tory canvassers.
But a Conservative party source denied the claims saying: "The canvassers avoided his door because he was already down as a possible supporter.
I welcomed all canvassers with a broad smile and allowed them to have their say.
Less than three months to go until election day and the once-mighty Labour campaign machine has been put into action, with voters across Wales being phoned by party canvassers keen to ensure they'll get their tick in the box.
Asked how his company will try to engineer a rebound in its performance, he said his firm ''will encourage policy canvassers to obtain qualifications as financial planners'' by passing official examinations.
For lesbian and gay political activists, asking for votes in Bella Vista--a progressive urban community on the edge of south Philadelphia just a stone's throw from the city's main gay neighborhood--is like trick-or-treating in subarbia, and canvassers usually get lots of treats.
Three hundred thousand signatures were required to put the initiative on the ballot, and over 360,000 signatures were obtained and validated by the Board of State Canvassers.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, for example, dropped from three full-time staff and 40 canvassers to two staff and no canvassers.
Now there is no such escape - the canvassers are on every corner, so close they can sniff their prey.