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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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So far, Arsenal have no plans to issue a statement about former disc jockey Burrell's off-the-cuff announcement, but there are clear indications that officials are upset by the matter and plan to reprimand him.
Here's how Blum--according to Roberta Bernstein's interview in the show's catalogue--did things off-the-cuff in those earlier, simpler days:
Crenshaw was known to drop in unannounced at adult bookstores to deliver off-the-cuff lectures to astonished patrons.
"I bought a cheap plastic cassette-recorder and taped some off-the-cuff ramblings," says Eric Bogosian (in photo) of an experiment in 1978 that put him squarely on the track of a mercurial career as actor, performance artist and playwright.
"This record," wrote McCall in the preface, "is my off-the-cuff memory.
He performed well in what was described as "a lively debate." Perhaps most important were two specific impressions left by the former Alcoa CEO: 1) that his off-the-cuff remarks on the eve of the G7 expressing ambivalence about the dollar's strength should not be taken seriously; and 2) that he believes G7 coordination plays a positive role for international markets.
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.