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  • n. Plural form of propellor.


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  • The manufacture of aeroplane engines and propellors is a very complex problem, involving new sources of raw material and a heavy outlay for machine tools.

    Canada At War

  • There were others without the propellers; [standardized 'propellors']

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930

  • One is that it would be [was 'would me'] propellers [standardized 'propellors'] ripping into the summer night

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930

  • Prof Frankel's research, carried out with the University of Birmingham, found that salmonella bacteria are able to use their flagella - the stringy "propellors" designed to aid their movement - to grip salad leaves and contaminate them.

    Signs of the Times

  • On some were propellers [standardized 'propellors']. the slim shafts with their little propellerlike [standardized

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930

  • There are a number of other interesting contraptions in the gallery, several of which incorporate propellors in the style of a swamp airboat (the last one at the link uses a rotary lawnmower blade mounted on an inflated innertube!)

    Homemade Snowmobiles | Impact Lab

  • As if glory is a lamp dangling just beyond the blades of the propellors.

    Memory Wall

  • There are no wheels to churn up the ground, and no propellors to injure any marine creatures.

    SciFi UK Review | Archive | January

  • My theory is that bacteria in the ice are pushing people along, using their intelligently designed butt-propellors.

    The slippery slope controversy - The Panda's Thumb

  • There were six machine-guns in the nose, and the two propellors spun in different directions to reduce the torque.

    The Sudden Curve:


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