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- v. Present participle of underprop.
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Presently the establishment of the merchants Birkin lay before us, an establishment of curious aspect, since it constituted, rather, a conglomeration of appendages to a main building of ground floor and attics, with four windows facing on to the street, and a series of underpropping annexes.
Nor has it station; it needs no standing ground as if inadequate to its own sustaining; what calls for such underpropping is the soulless, some material mass that must be based or fall.
In a few years after, parliament made what my Lord Bacon calls an underpropping aB of the benevolence, by or - daining that the fums, which any perfon had agreed to pay, might be levied by the ordinary courfe of law.