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props

 (prŏps)
pl.n. Slang
Due respect; proper recognition. Often used in expressions of gratitude: Props to my friends for helping me out. I'd like to give props to my manager.

[African American Vernacular English, short for propers, proper respect, recognition for doing something, from proper.]

props

(prɒps )
pl n
slang chiefly US and Canadian proper respect: props to my dad.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.props - proper respect; "I have to give my props to the governor for the way he handled the problem"
deference, respect - a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
References in classic literature ?
I believe it was good for him and for many others in like case, who had to learn by that loss that the soul of man cannot stand or lean upon any human prop, however strong, and wise, and good; but that He upon whom alone it can stand and lean will knock away all such props in His own wise and merciful way, until there is no ground or stay left but Himself, the Rock of Ages, upon whom alone a sure foundation for every soul of man is laid.
But ploughed up to the primary rock of the matter, the two great principles laid down in the twin whaling laws previously quoted, and applied and elucidated by Lord Ellenborough in the above cited case; these two laws touching Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish, I say, will, on reflection, be found the fundamentals of all human jurisprudence; For notwithstanding its complicated tracery of sculpture, the Temple of the Law, like the Temple of the Philistines, has but two props to stand on.
So I kindled the shavings; helped prop up the innocent little idol; offered him burnt biscuit with Queequeg; salamed before him twice or thrice; kissed his nose; and that done, we undressed and went to bed, at peace with our own consciences and all the world.
said Joseph, giving a thud with his prop on the floor, and assuming an authoritative air.
At the corner of the area, which is of an irregular form, stands the great tower, or keep, placed on a small hill of its own dimensions, on which lies six vast projecting buttresses, ascending in a steep direction to prop and support the building, and continued upwards up the side as turrets.
It is especially valuable for airplanes flown regularly for aerobatics--and we've observed that many serious akro pilots have switched to composite props.
Still, one chapter could not fully explain the complexities of running a prop shop, so in 2008, she wrote and published her website, the Properties Directors Handbook: Props for the Theatre (http://prophandbook.
You will find more people comfortable flinging the prop on a Continental C-65 than you will with experience propping an 10-550, Lycoming -540 or a Jacobs radial.
Props slip, so they're about 85 to 90 percent efficient.
Props of 17- to 19-inch pitch are the most common among typical inshore and bay boats.
Whether it's a rubber floor, a fear of renegade basketballs, juggling gone awry, or a masterfully crafted structure that won't fit through the elevator door, props can put even the most seasoned competition professional into a panic.
They might create props from rough ideas or from other people's designs, working with a variety of materials such as steel, latex, wood or cotton.