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droop

The deviation from a preset value of a controlled liquid level, temperature, variable pressure, or differential pressure (at minimum controllable flow) when the flow through a regulator is gradually increased from its minimum controllable flow to its rated capacity.

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i. A downward curvature of the leading edge of an airfoil to provide increased camber.
ii. A progressive decrease in RPM that occurs when a fuel control flyweight governor spring is extended and made weaker. It takes less flyweight force to come to an equilibrium with the weaker spring force and consequently a lower RPM will result.
iii. The inability of the engine power to increase as the rotor pitch is increased, causing the rotor to slow down.
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AGE CONCERN is launching its latest serious message with the help of a very large and droopy pair of breasts.
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Caretaker-boss Frank Burrows looks like a throwback to the 60s -- flat cap, droopy `tache and hangdog expression.
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The doe-eyed Tompkinson, who reminds me rather a lot of Droopy the miserable cartoon dog who is irresistible to women, hasn't enjoyed a big TV hit since Ballykissangel.
Eva Legova (who has breasts so droopy she has to wear protective knee padding) tells me millions of men adore a droopy bosom and far prefer a soft and natural breast to a hard, rubbery one enlarged with silicone.
High Art Lite concludes with chapters on the "Britishness of British Art" (taking its cue from Nikolaus Pevsner's 1964 The Englishness of English Art) and some rather droopy observations, reeking of schadenfreude, concerning the alleged decline of art criticism.