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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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Again, avoid any random or off-the-cuff discussions when meeting with coaches to prepare for the upcoming season.
And one esoteric gambling mechanism even lets the investor bet on which quarter Alan Greenspan will make the off-the-cuff remark that most spooks the market, just as gamblers have always been able to bet in which round Mike Tyson will knock out Evander Holyfield.
The president and the Congress presumably, but the answer they have been giving seems off-the-cuff and wobbly.
A collar turned up, the brim of a slouch hat turned down, a lazily impudent grin on a face like the map of Ireland, and dancing that was hot and cool all at once, calculated to the degree of resembling an off-the-cuff improvisation of genius.
This created a forum for students to talk off-the-cuff with both foundries and suppliers while getting a close look at the industry.
If you cannot understand me, the entire Filipino nation, kayo ang may problema (then that's your problem),' the President said in a recent television interview when asked about his off-the-cuff remarks in public.
Johnson's a joker I TAKE Brian Horton's remarks on Boris Johnson's appointment in the off-the-cuff jovial manner it intended.
IF there was one thing even more encouraging than England's Jos Buttler playing a succession of impossibly brilliant shots in an unbeaten 116 from 52 balls to clinch a one-day series win over Pakistan, it was the off-the-cuff decision to promote him up the order to No.
There is no other and we have to get out of this hole and we have to do it as soon as possible and there is no room for fantasies or off-the-cuff improvisations because there is no choice.
But his latest comments, at a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the end of a visit to New Delhi, were not as strong as those he made off-the-cuff yesterday.
COUNCILLOR Neil McEvoy complains (Viewpoints, March 6) that I told the Echo about his off-the-cuff promise to give Cardiff council staff St David's Day off.