underprop (v.) Old form(s): vnderprop, vnder-prop
prop up, support, uphold
E3 III.iv.90[Prince Edward to King Edward] marble courage still did underprop
KJ V.ii.99[Lewis the Dauphin to Cardinal Pandulph, of the conflict] What penny hath Rome borne ... / To underprop this action?
Luc.53[of Lucrece] Within whose face beauty and virtue strived / Which of them both should underprop her fame
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