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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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Off the Cuff has a choice of 300-plus waistcoat designs, jackets and trousers from top hat and tails to the popular Edwardian square-cut jacket.
Once again, the name of the game will be to try to disguise the fact that all those witty one-liners are off the cuff and were not thought up beforehand by a committee of smart alecs.
The conference itself was opened by the Premier of the Free State, Patrick `Terror' Lekota, who dispensed with his prepared speech and spoke off the cuff.
Theoretical suggestions thrown off the cuff to meet this situation include the idea that there may be less matter in the supernova than theorists have thought, or that it may not be uniform but patchy, so that there are gaps or rare spots in it.
We have a solidarity between ourselves, we wanted to get together off the cuff and we said how important the goal was, it is something we carried into the dressing room after the game.
The event, on Thursday, November 1, from 7pm-11pm, features live entertainment from Off The Cuff and a buffet.
Most folk do what they have always done and come up with something off the cuff and move on.
It was made off the cuff and taken massively out of context," her advisors blustered on Thursday.
PAUL Fulford (Mail, May 4) finds it "mildly warming" that Brown showed himself to be human following his off the cuff remarks about Mrs Duffy.