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prop

A device of sturdy material used to support or hold something in place.

mouth prop

A metal or rubber device inserted between the jaws to maintain the mouth in an open position. Synonym: bite block
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You keep it clean, inspect it for cracks at the prop holes, look for cracks and elongated holes at the mounting screws and have the prop inspected at the correct intervals and over-hauled at TBO, per the manufacturer specs.
(A pilot's first introduction to a constant-speed prop often involves monitoring the tachometer while retarding the throttle and not understanding why rpm isn't decreasing.
Following the vote, Benioff tweeted about the homeless, saying that they will have the "home and the help they truly need." But Dorsey is not alone in his fight against the tax measure as San Francisco Mayor London Breed has also rejected Prop C.
On larger productions (typically in film and TV) you would work closely with a team including production designers, set designers, set builders, wardrobe/costume staff and model makers and, on smaller productions, (often in theatre), you might carry out set building and costume work as well as making props.
In this book's nine chapters, Strawn makes a deliberate point of describing the operation of a successful prop shop as collaborative, flexible, and above all, the place where the question "what if?" should be asked.
Data analyses were done in two parts to address the primary goals of this study: (1) describe Prop. 36 treatment clients whose primary drug was meth, and in order to provide a context for interpretation, compare them to Prop.
Like blade rake, cupping allows the motor to be run higher, reduces slip and also helps the prop grip the water better in sharp turns, avoiding ventilation, or sucking in surface air.
As her dancers prepared to compete at a Starbound competition several years ago, Kim Starsiak wasn't sweating much about the props. The piece used chairs, and the dancers from her All Stars Dance Center in Westfield, Massachusetts, were well rehearsed and confident.
Depending on the production, prop makers may have to carry out historical, cultural or science fiction research, and consult advisers in order to create accurate and realistic props.
As an instructor, we used to amaze students transitioning to high-performance aircraft by demonstrating that you could stretch an engine-out glide with the prop control.
We hooked the prop weight up to the top air-baffle assembly in order to simulate an in-flight condition.