E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Property Plot (The),
in theatrical language, means a list of all the properties or articles which will be required in the play produced. Such as the bell, when Macbeth says, The bell invites me; the knock, when it is said, Heard you that knocking? tables, chairs, banquets, tankards, etc, etc.