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Synonyms for underlay

a pad placed under a carpet

raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type

put (something) under or beneath

provide with a base, support, lining, or backing

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Story man, the work with the lighthouse/giant, is nearly nine feet high and seems to be made of a single piece of paper; in screen II, Sugito mounts smaller sheets abutting each other on canvas, so that the image is underlaid by a grid.