Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A gambling game in vogue about 1850–60, especially in Boston. It was, in effect, a crude sort of dice-throwing. Small shells were partially ground down and their hollows filled with sealing-wax. Four of these shells were shaken in the hand and thrown on a table, the stake being won or lost according to the number of red or white sides coming up.
- The shells used in this game.
- n. The property-man of a theater.
- n. plural The stage-wardrobe of an actor.
- n. Plural form of prop.
- n. slang "proper respect" or "proper recognition" for another person; an expression of approval or a special acknowledgment; accolade or accolades; praise.
- n. obsolete A game of chance using four seashells (each called a prop).
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of prop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A game of chance, in which four sea shells, each called a
prop, are used instead of dice.
- n. proper respect
““If I were to use the word props in a sentence,” I said as if testing them, “what would you take it to mean?””
“Trying to figure out why the old-timers in internet audio are not getting their props is asking the wrong question.”
“Over a dozen props from the movie Moon are on sale at eBay.”
“For England, Vickery's departure denies Martin Johnson an experienced back-up going into the autumn international series next month but the reservoir of English props is much fuller now than it was ayear ago.”
“This week the construction sector was found to be one of the main props holding up the UK's growth in national income.”
“An online catalog contains a bevy of BSG items and props from the set.”
“Anyhow, I give the Clinton Admin props for leaving office with a surplus.”
“And Michael gushing over getting props from a Beatle.”
“The holdings are insured for around $8 million, but the value of many of the props is difficult to nail down because of the premium that many memorabilia collectors will likely pay for the better-known items.”
“Now, NBC/Universal is going to sell it in a "live" auction along with a slew of other props from the show.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘props’.
I've noticed many, many words start with PRO and this is just a collection of them.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Words and phrases I don't like. They are dumb.
Conversations that are shorter than those featured in my conversations list.
Words and phrases from Kenneth Oppel's book, Airborn.
Listed various words that have come into my mind. Will edit them at some point - honestly.
dog-gold, shoulderlooker, mr. considering, the pigwoman, stevie is waiting, chingwybodganpwy, thelandscapeisstu..., couchsurfing, cappuccinodrinking, meat-eater, posher, mae rhaid i fi fynd and 581 more...
Words as I learn them.
Words I can't stand the sound of...
words that describe me or that i am focusing on.
( personal list )
Interesting words that came to me in spam emails in the "From" field. Read in pairs by order added, add the initial of your choice, and you'll get a list of "names."
No. Just no.
"Slang, though humanly irreverent, tends to be inhumanly loveless. It lacks tenderness and compassion; its poetry has the effulgence of a soldier's brass buttons."
Looking for tweets for props.