Prop

Definition of Prop

n.1.A shell, used as a die. See Props.
v. t.1.To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state.
[imp. & p. p. Propped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Propping.]
Till the bright mountains prop the incumbent sky.
- Pope.
For being not propp'd by ancestry.
- Shak.
I prop myself upon those few supports that are left me.
- Pope.
n.1.That which sustains an incumbent weight; that on which anything rests or leans for support; a support; a stay; as, a prop for a building.

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Proof
Proof charge
proof coin
Proof impression
Proof load
Proof reader
Proof sheet
Proof spirit
Proof staff
Proof stick
Proof text
Proof-arm
Proof-proof
Proofless
Proostracum
Prootic
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Propaedeutic
Propaedeutics
Propagable
Propaganda
Propagandism
Propagandist
Propagate
Propagation
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Proparoxytone
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Propel
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Propeller wheel
Propend
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