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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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Remember, too, that the outer portions of long prop blades move faster--they cover greater distance in the same amount of time--than shorter ones.
"Almost every single prop gets action," Grodsky said.
In actuality, the hardest question is posed first, "What is a prop?" The answer, like the rest of the information in the book, is presented with a comfortable, easy-to-understand, conversational tone.
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.
So while props often can add color and movement, and sometimes even can elevate a piece from pedestrian to showstopping, make sure the dancing comes first and the bells and whistles second.
Prop makers use a variety of tools to carry out their work - everything from needle and thread to saws, drills and computers.
At idle throttle when the prop is windmilling, clearly a slower windmill should reduce drag and save fuel that's just running through the engine.
"We had five props two weeks ago, now we have got just two.
But Morris is on the British and Irish Lions reserve list and is line to replace Matt Stevens if the Bath prop is ruled out of the trip to New Zealand with a knee injury.
Prior to the study, they created graphics for settings and background; selected avatars for the characters of the legend and props needed to role-play the Maui legend.