in a theatrical sense, does not only mean the incidents which
lead to the development of a play, but half a dozen other things; thus,
the “scene plot” is a list of the various scenes to be used; the
“flyman's plot” is a list of the articles required by the flyman in the
“flies;” there is also the “gasman's plot;” the “property plot” is a
list of all the properties required in the play, for which the manager
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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