But this year, New Yorkers have a shot at making real changes through a ballot initiative sonorously known as prop 1.
Wilson fervently supported prop 187, which was approved by voters the same day he was approved for another term as governor.
prop 29 appeared to be a sure winner until the final days of the campaign.
The civilian experts he needs to prop up one half of his mission will not arrive because they do not exist.
Coincidentally, in the early 1910s, a kind of prop also enabled Jack Inglis to win a place in history.
His prop had broken and torn his motor clear out of his ship.
prop after prop of earthly scaffolding has yielded, and tottered, and fallen.
You will find that most every one who has to handle a prop will fumble it, will be terribly awkward with it.
She ain't got a leg—excuse me, ma'am—she ain't got a prop to stand on.
What are the qualities that have lifted him from obscure provincial solicitor to be the prop of a People?
"support," mid-15c., from Middle Dutch proppe "vine prop, support," of unknown origin. Probably related to Old High German pfropfo, German pfropfen "to prop," perhaps from Latin propago "a set, layer of a plant" (see propagation). Irish propa, Gaelic prop are from English.
"object used in a play," 1898, from props (1841), shortened form of properties (which was in theatrical use from early 15c.). Props as slang shortening for proper respects (or something similar) appeared c.1999.
short for propeller, 1914.
"to support," mid-15c., probably from prop (n.1) or a related verb in Dutch. Related: Propped; propping.
An article used on stage or in a film; property (1841+ Theater)
A propeller (1914+)