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A political vacuum and a cynical change in British security policy provided the backcloth to the 1977 strike.
Beautiful wooded hills rise steeply all around, forming a backcloth, which greatly enhances the rural setting of the town.
Outside, behind the glass wall are shrubs which provide a living, moving backcloth.
It is indeed the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean and it is this dramatic mountain backcloth we have come to enjoy.
Note the elaborate painted backcloth, suggesting an opulent sitting room.