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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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HABIT: Tense, brittle arms In contrast to droopy arms, some performers battle stiff arms accented by tense hands.
If your plants look droopy, you are watering too much!
3 CLASHIN' OVER FASHION You want to wear a lab dress with spaghetti straps to the V-Day dance but Mona insists you're wearing a droopy plaid skirt and a lace-collared shirt covered with flowers.
Their Short History of Italy, recycled in 1990 from a 1963 update of a World War II original, appeared in its final droopy incarnation with a cover decorated by an aerial photo of the Florentine cathedral complex, eye-catching for the warm red of the city's tile roofs and for something rather more unexpected: it was reversed.
Droopy leaves hit the outdoor fridge like hands but the pebbly green fruit sways like no fruit.
The trees played their parts to the hilt: the properly planted tree was vibrant, the "old-way" tree somewhat droopy, and the "wrong-way" tree downright wilted.
HARRY Redknapp's son's "droopy eyes" led police to suspect he was driving while high on cocaine, a trial heard yesterday.
ITV daytime show Loose Women fell into chaos after Coleen asked why Hopkins repeatedly tweeted about Linda's "fat arm" and "droopy breasts" during her stint on Celebrity Big Brother.
While talking at the NBC Universal Summer Press Tour, the 40-year-old blonde admitted that one minute she was wearing a bra, and the very next minute it was in the performers hand, leaving her a "little droopy", E!
HOLLYWOOD star Keira Knightley has criticised movie bosses for giving her "droopy" breasts for the film King Arthur.
Just enjoy the silliness - like Lee trying to convince a drug dealer that he was a drug-taker - yeah, he'd tried them all: "Speed, Speed 2, Charlie, Brown, Snoopy, Droopy, Fred Basset."