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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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Although Labour sources have since been at pains to emphasise this was "an off-the-cuff, unscripted remark", the PM's comment has resurrected the Rip-off in grocery affair with consumer groups and politicians calling for a new probe into the way the multiples deal with farmers.
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.
Instead of making off-the-cuff remarks on a trip to the Far East, Mr Cameron should take responsibility for a mess of his own making.
Cardiff-based campaigner Lisa Hole, who set up the Tourette Syndrome South Wales Family Support Group in May last year, after her son was diagnosed with the condition, said: "We are trying to raise awareness and to make having Tourette Syndrome acceptable in society, so for somebody in his position to make an off-the-cuff remark like that is pretty unhelpful and negative.
His off-the-cuff comments about a Fred West lookalike were hilarious and the gig would have been boosted by more off-script stand-up like that.
His off-the-cuff words were a true reflection of what every Scot felt about the cowardly attack on innocent people on our soil.
OFF-THE-CUFF comedy show Instant Wit, being performed in Bulkington, will draw on the audience for its hilarious content.
The best-selling female group of all time thought it would be appropriate to have their (since) ironically labeled ``Top of the World'' tour filmed, and to their credit they kept the video cams around as fallout from the off-the-cuff remark turned the Chicks into right-wing punching bags and pariahs to large swaths of once-adoring conservative country music fans.