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i. Specially shaped pieces of sheet metal attached to the leading edge of the wings to increase camber and to improve slow-speed handling characteristics.
ii. A thin, sheet metal, airfoil-shaped covering over the shank of a propeller blade, which forces air through the cowling of an air-cooled engine.
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An extra high collar and rounded French cuffs that match the stitching round out the characteristics of this design.
Although cufflinks were made in the 18th century, it was only with the fashion for double French cuffs, which began around 1840, that they became truly popular.
Their French cuffs stabbing at graphs illustrating how their investment fund has beaten the benchmark by 10 per cent.
I always wear a suit--that's the Big Eight influence--with braces and French cuffs.
We then went into another office of the financial guy who intimidated me by just being dressed like a million, French cuffs and all.
Jackie Fisher, president of Antelope Valley College, shows off his french cuffs.
And what about the fashion wazock trotted out to impart such little gems to the enthralled TV audience as 'one should always wear one's cufflinks half an inch above one's French cuffs.
Finally, at graduation, we wore white uniforms with a mock turtleneck collar, a pleated bodice, long sleeves with French cuffs, and a straight skirt.