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PPM (Post Meridian)
PPark (automatic transmissions)
PParking
PPence
PPage
PPower Set (mathematics, set of all subsets)
PMomentum (physics)
PProgram
PPower
PPorno
PPartner
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PProtection
PPoor
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PPassed (that a bill was approved; US House)
PPhiladelphia, PA (mint mark)
PPractical
PNorthern Ontario (postal code designation, Canada)
PPara (benzene)
PPolish (rabbit breed)
PPiano (music)
PPersonnel
PParent Corporation (IRB)
PPilot
PProvider (IETF RFC 2547)
PProgressive Scan
PPortugal (ISO Country Identifier)
PPacked
PPole
PPriority (precedence level)
PPriority (logging abbreviation)
PProof (coin and stamp collecting)
PPrecision
PPentium (Intel processor)
PPatrol (US military aircraft designation; as in P-2D)
PProcessor
PPlug (electrical connector)
PPunch
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PParagraph (HTML)
PPromoted
PPause(d)
PPedigree (breeding and genetics)
PProbability (Statistics, Probability theory)
PProbable (player's likelihood of participating)
PPursuit (US military aircraft designation, 1925-1947; as in P-51)
PPredicted
PPointer
PPitcher (baseball)
PPhillips Petroleum (stock symbol)
PPegasus (as in PMail)
PPoints scored (hockey)
PPosse
PPunctuation
PPawn (Chess)
PPersonal issue (Stores 100 code)
PProvisional
PProblematic
PPrecedence
PPartition function (mathematics; number theory)
PPosterior
PParity
PProton
PPerch
PPico- (10^-12, SI Prefix)
PPhosphorus
PProgeny (breeding and genetics)
PPeta- (10^15)
PPesos
PProline (amino acid)
PPoise
PPeacekeeping
PPropeller (aircraft type)
PPouce (French: inch)
PPolynomial (Complexity Theory)
PPermutation (probability)
PPhon (unit of apparent loudness)
PPunter (football)
PPesetas
PPhosphore (French)
PPhosphoprotein (virus protein)
PPyrazinamide
PProbability of detection
PCompressional (wave)
PPultrusion
PPromotable
PPrimipara
PParental Generation (genetics)
PNewspaper Stamp (Scott Catalogue prefix; philately)
PPermeability Constant
PP Sub-Shell (second subshell of an electron shell)
POnde Prime (Italian: second wave; seismography)
PPhyomycetes (microbiology)
PPrimary Body Waves
PProcedure-Required Tuned NAVAID (aviation)
P(before officer title acronym) Past Officer
PFirst Heartbeat Wave
PUS DoT tire speed rating (93 mph)
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"I said I'd give this beggar the lesson of his life," he murmured as he heard, even above the whir of the propeller, the shriek of the terrified Negro.
Her lips moved but whether they voiced consent or refusal he did not know, for the words were drowned in the whir of the propeller.
The steel rod connecting the spring with the propeller was suddenly jerked out of place, at the car end, (by a swaying of the car through some movement of one of the two seamen we had taken up,) and in an instant hung dangling out of reach, from the pivot of the axis of the screw.
Against a pretty stiff breeze, I feel convinced, we can make our way with the propeller. At noon, to-day, ascended to an elevation of nearly 25,000 feet, by discharging ballast.
We hod expected better results wuth the new propeller. You should a- made an average daily run o' two hundred and suxteen.'
An' then: 'Our nautical adviser suggests you kept too far south,' an' 'We are lookun' for better results from thot propeller.' Nautical adviser!--shore pilot!
Orders were shouted, but it was too late to save the giant propellers, and with a crash we rammed them.
We could hear the men working on the broken propellers, and from the port-hole we could see that the vessel was drifting lazily toward the south.
Then the stranger bellows: "Look at my propellers! There's been a wulli-wa down below that has knocked us into umbrella-frames!
Presently I heard the diminishing sound of whirring propellers and realized that again I was safe.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
With a word of farewell he touched the button which controlled the repulsive rays, and as the flier rose lightly into the air, the engine purred in answer to the touch of his finger upon a second button, the propellers whirred as his hand drew back the speed lever, and Carthoris, Prince of Helium, was off into the gorgeous Martian night beneath the hurtling moons and the million stars.