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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCREENED

Then screened by the bushes, she could have reached out and touched Oka Sayye.

The dust of the road arose in a cloud and screened the battle.

Nowhere was it so screened that an approaching enemy could surprise them.

We were now under the trees, which albeit leafless yet screened us partly from the road.

A second door which led into another apartment, was screened by a heavy curtain.

Olivia arose, and, screened by the curtain, watched the scene beneath.

Screened behind the bushes, he heard all their conversation.

The spy waited, screened by some bushes, expecting to see him again.

The women were screened off from the men in the congregation.

She went to the window, and, screened by the curtain, looked out.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "upright piece of furniture providing protection from heat of a fire, drafts, etc.," probably from a shortened (Anglo-French? cf. Anglo-Latin screna) variant of Old North French escren, Old French escran "fire-screen" (early 14c.), perhaps from Middle Dutch scherm "screen, cover, shield," or Frankish *skrank "barrier," from Proto-Germanic *skerm- (cf. Old High German skirm, skerm "protection," from PIE *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).

Meaning "net-wire frame used in windows and doors" is recorded from 1859. Meaning "flat vertical surface for reception of projected images" is from 1810, originally in reference to magic lantern shows; later of movies. Transferred sense of "cinema world collectively" is attested from 1914; hence screen test (1918), etc. Screen saver first attested 1990. Screen printing recorded from 1918.

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