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(theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)

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The woods was full of teams and wagons, hitched everywheres, feeding out of the wagon-troughs and stomping to keep off the flies.
No more than a bird leaves when it flies through the air--yes, through the night, you may say.
It soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again.
Ah, I thought, there will be no saving him: he's doomed, and flies to his fate
The cholera had broken out in its most fatal form and people were dying like flies.
It's not often she flies into a passion," thought Magdalen, touching her again; "but when she does, what a time it lasts her
And now, the jury turned to consider, and the great flies swarmed again.
She flies, she is joyous, she is just born; she seeks the spring, the open air, liberty: oh, yes
to the bird that flies away with the big crust, you know now that you ought not to do this, for he is very likely taking it to Peter Pan.
He came down from the sky," replied the native chief "in a strange thing which flies like a bird and which frightened us very much at first; but we watched for a long time and saw that it did not seem to be alive, and when this white man left it we attacked him and though he killed some of my warriors, we took him, for we Wamabos are brave men and great warriors.
Flee, my friend, into thy solitude: I see thee stung all over by the poisonous flies.
Not only do flies sleep, evidence confirms, but they nap and doze much like people.
Since Arrive flies 6-passenger Piper Navajo Chieftain twin engine airplanes, passengers can fly to Atlanta on private planes for about the cost of a standard coach ticket.
World War II-era fighters and a bomber will fly at Edwards Air Force Base's two-day open house along with a stealthy supersonic F/A-22 Raptor, a remote-controlled Predator spy plane, and a tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey that takes off like a helicopter but flies like an airplane.
Researchers have exerted a little mind control over fruit flies by installing genetic "remote controls" within the insects' brains.