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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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