Thursday, August 28, 2014

Canvas vs. Canvass

Canvas is a strong coarse unbleached cloth made from hemp, flax, or a similar yarn, used to make items such as sails and tents and as a surface for oil painting.
  • In modern world, canvas is the most common form of oil painting.
  • Canvas began to outdistance wood panels as the preferred medium for painters in northern Europe around the 17th century.
  • One can enlarge pictures on canvas to look like paintings.
  • The nomadic tribes dwell in large tents made of canvas or yak wool.
Canvass is to get political support from voters.  
Canvass as a verb means to examine carefully, discuss thoroughly; scrutinise; to solicit voters, orders or opinions.
  • All aspects of canvass were open to public inspection.
  • As always, Sam opted to canvass in his own society first.
  • The issues related to child labor are thoroughly canvassed in the upcoming report.
  • The local leader spent the whole month canvassing for votes.