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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of underprop.

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Examples

  • Finally his foot caught in the root of a tree; he tottered and would have fallen, if at that moment a dark figure had not appeared before him, and another fork "underpropped" the beast; and in the meanwhile, a voice shouted near his ear:

    The Knights of the Cross or, Krzyzacy

  • Trees newly planted must be supported, underpropped, strengthened and defended against all tempests, mischiefs, injuries, and calamities.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • What was it that founded, underpropped, and fixed, and now maintains, nourishes, and feeds the devout monks and friars in convents, monasteries, and abbeys; so that did they not daily and mightily pray without ceasing, the world would be in evident danger of returning to its primitive chaos?

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Before interrupting a roof rafter, the rafter to be interrupted is to be underpropped.

    3. Building-in of Roof Superstructures

  • And while they play the fool at this rate in their schools, they make account the universal church would otherwise perish, unless, as the poets fancied of Atlas that he supported heaven with his shoulders, they underpropped the other with their syllogistical buttresses.

    In Praise of Folly

  • The same thirteenth day of January, being Sunday, about four of the clock in the afternoon, the old and underpropped scaffolds round about the Bear Garden, commonly called Paris

    Shakespearean Playhouses A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration

  • Mischief is ever underpropped by falsehood or foul practices: and because all these things did concur in this Treason, you shall understand the main, as before you did the bye.

    State Trials, Political and Social Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Mar-kett, that I have not any thing of moment to ympart; yet I thinke it not amisse to write a bare salutacons, and let yo know, that in theise wearie journeys I am often times comforted wth the remembraunce of yor kind love and paynes bestowed on yor loytering scholar, whose little credit in the way of learning is all-waits underpropped wt the name of soe worthie a Maister.

    Thomas Hariot

  • The bear having seized the handle, was shaking it as well as Zbyszko, and notwithstanding the pain caused by every movement of the points imbedded in his breast, be would not let it be "underpropped."

    The Knights of the Cross or, Krzyzacy

  • Atlas that he supported heaven with his shoulders, they underpropped the other with their syllogistical buttresses.

    The Praise of Folly

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