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 for prop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prop \Prop\, n. [Akin to LG., D., & Dan. prop stopple, stopper,
     cork, Sw. propp, G. pfropf. See Prop, v.]
     That which sustains an incumbent weight; that on which
     anything rests or leans for support; a support; a stay; as, a
     prop for a building. "Two props of virtue." --Shak.
     [1913 Webster] Propaedeutic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prop \Prop\, n.
     A shell, used as a die. See Props.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prop \Prop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Propping.] [Akin to LG. & D. proppen to cram, stuff, thrust
     into, stop, G. pfropfen, Dan. proppe, Sw. proppa; of
     uncertain origin, cf. G. pfropfen to graft, fr. L. propago
     set, layer of a plant, slip, shoot. Cf. 3d. Prop,
     Propagate.]
     To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something
     under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building;
     (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining
     state. --Shak.
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           Till the bright mountains prop the incumbent sky.
                                                    --Pope.
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           For being not propp'd by ancestry.       --Shak.
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           I prop myself upon those few supports that are left me.
                                                    --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prop
      n 1: a support placed beneath or against something to keep it
           from shaking or falling
      2: any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or
         movie; "before every scene he ran down his checklist of
         props" [syn: property, prop]
      3: a propeller that rotates to push against air [syn: airplane
         propeller, airscrew, prop]
      v 1: support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore
           and buttress an old building" [syn: prop up, prop,
           shore up, shore]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  138 Moby Thesaurus words for "prop":
     advocate, afford support, airscrew, alpenstock, arm,
     athletic supporter, back, back up, backbone, backing, bandeau,
     bear, bear out, bear up, bearer, beef up, blackface, bolster,
     bolster up, bra, brace, brace up, bracer, bracket, brassiere,
     buoy up, buttress, cane, carrier, carry, case harden, cervix,
     clown white, column, confirm, corset, costume, cradle, crook,
     crutch, cushion, driver, fan, finance, fortify, foundation garment,
     fulcrum, fund, gird, girdle, give support, greasepaint, guy,
     guywire, harden, hold, hold up, impeller, invigorate, jock,
     jockstrap, keep, keep afloat, keep up, lean, lend support,
     mainstay, maintain, maintainer, makeup, mast, neck, nerve,
     paddle wheel, pillow, piston, practical piece, prop up, propellant,
     propeller, property, propulsor, refresh, reinforce, reinforcement,
     reinforcer, reinvigorate, rest, resting place, restrengthen,
     rigging, rotor, screw, screw propeller, shore, shore up, shoulder,
     shroud, spine, sprit, staff, stand, standing rigging, stave, stay,
     steel, stick, stiffen, stiffener, strengthen, strengthener,
     subsidize, subvention, subventionize, support, supporter, sustain,
     sustainer, temper, theatrical makeup, toughen, truss, turbine,
     twin screws, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin,
     underpinning, underset, upbear, uphold, upholder, upkeep, upright,
     vertical, walking stick, wheel
  
  

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