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coulissen. [F., fr. couler to flow, glide.].
  •  A piece of timber having a groove in which something glides.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fluting in a sword blade.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


coulisse, n.
1 (usu. in pl.) Theatr. a piece of side scenery or a space between two of these; the wings.
2 a place of informal discussion or negotiation.

F f. coulis sliding: see PORTCULLIS

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