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py·lon

(pī'lon),
A simple prosthesis, usually without joints, for a lower limb amputation.
[G. gateway]

pylon

[pī′lon]
Etymology: Gk, gate
an artificial lower limb, often a narrow vertical support consisting of a socket with wooden side supports and a rubber-clad peg end. It may be used as a temporary prosthesis.
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Mark Coia, managing director of Mabey Bridge Energy & Marine said: "We are extremely proud to manufacture these exciting new electricity pylon designs for National Grid.
Meanwhile, a Bahraini was yesterday remanded in custody for 15 days in a separate case for allegedly vandalising another electricity pylon in Sitra, causing power cuts in the area.
She said: "South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Yorkshire Police took part in a rescue operation after a teenage boy fell from an electricity pylon.
As a result, Quetta and other respective areas of Sibi district were deprived of electric supply after damages to electricity pylon of high transmission line.
QUETTA -- No security clearance caused delay in the restoration of damaged electricity pylon in Bolan area of Balochistan, QESCO and NTDC officials told members of Balochistan assembly here on Saturday.
A YOUNG man from Paleometocho was killed on Sunday night, after losing control of his motorbike and crashing into an electricity pylon.
A WOMAN was today still battling for her life after plunging from an electricity pylon in Dudley.
A TEENAGER was plucked to safety from an electricity pylon today.
Flockton Green Working Men's Club and Institute has been extended and an early electricity pylon has disappeared, but little has changed in Barnsley Road between these 1953 scene (left) and 2005 (below).
This is the shocking picture of an Aids patient as he plunged 200ft to his death from an electricity pylon yesterday.
As a result, Quetta and other respective areas of Balochistan were deprived of electric supply after damages to electricity pylon of high transmission line.
The new electricity pylon design highlights a departure from the traditional lattice structures.

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