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canvas (KAN vuhs) (noun)
Coarse cloth used to make tents, sailing cloth, etc.: The tent was made of green canvas.
canvass (KAN vuhs) (verb)
To survey, examine, or to investigate: In the spring, Tanya would canvass her neighbors, asking for donations to a charity.

Because it was raining when Kelvin went out to canvass his neighbors, he wore a canvas rain jacket so he could stay dry.