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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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The Grid wants to install more pylons across Anglesey and Gwynedd but a cross-party pressure group called Dim Peilonau wants the utility company to look at a sub-sea link to Deeside.
Ilya Kiva, a senior officer in the Ukrainian police who was at the scene, also said on his Facebook page that the pylons had been blown up, without giving further details.
The project will see hundreds of 60-metre pylons, as tall as Liberty Hall in Dublin, erected across rural areas and in almost every county from Donegal to Cork.
Hugh O'Connor, general manager of Merseylink, said: "Starting work on the bridge pylons marks another significant step for this important infrastructure project.
Paddy - dad to Abraham, five, Saoirse, four, and two-year-old Aine - came home in 2012 and was so concerned by the destruction it would cause the local environment that he helped set up antipylon campaign group ReThink Pylons.
However, law enforcement agency along with bomb disposal squad personnel defused 30 kg of improvise explosive devices which were planted near three 220 KV electricity pylons by unknown men.
The research focused on a fourmile stretch of pylons around a town in the North East, assessing seven registered land titles.
In addition, the installation has a great architectural element to it, and the displays are arranged so that the dynamic pylons are adjacent to LED-backlit static panels.
SIR - There does seem to be a big fuss about the Mid-Wales pylon route: communities are being given their final say on the proposed PS300m pylon route across vast tracts of pristine countryside that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
NYSE: SPR) said it has rolled out the first flight test pylon for the Mitsubishi regional jet aircraft.
The Grid Link project involves the construction of 250km of overhead power lines suspended by pylons stretching from Cork to Wexford through Wicklow and Waterford.
Probably the first British painter to recognise the significance of the pylon was the Catholic Cambridge dropout Tristram Hillier (1905-83), whose Pylons (1933; Fig.