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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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He could hear the Hindu boy breathing, however, and, guided by the sound, crawled across the floor, and cuffed into the darkness, crying: 'Give answer, devil
We might have spared one neck out of the three," muttered the driver, rubbing his ear and pulling his nose, to ascertain whether he had been cuffed or not.
At last I saw, through the tears in my eyes, that there was no hope of the villain at all, and one day when he had been cuffed until he grew so black in the face that one might have mistaken him for a little African, and no effect had been produced beyond that of making him wriggle himself into a fit, I could stand it no longer, but went down upon my knees forthwith, and, uplifting my voice, made prophecy of his ruin.
To have as a master this man of stone, who would have cuffed her if he had dared, was almost a relief after her former experiences.
When he was disobedient she cuffed him, it is true, but she was never cruel to him, and was more often caressing him than chastising him.