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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 developer says the last of the giant cables that link the pylons to the bridge deck have now been installed.
Around 36,900 homes were left without power, as the electricity provider worked to divert power from the Killingworth pylons via alternative routes.
I can only imagine how he would be with pylons, the noise off those things will blow his head off.
Like Paddy, the Irish Mirror is campaigning against Eirgrid's project to erect up to 1,500 gigantic pylons as tall as 60m across 700km of Ireland in a [euro]3.
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.
LANDOWNERS in North Powys and the Borders are being advised to get professional guidance as soon as a new electricity pylon route is announced.
Electricity chiefs have built the pylon at Beauly, near Inverness.
Spirit AeroSystems Inc (NYSE:SPR), an independent supplier of commercial aircraft assemblies, said on Tuesday that it was celebrating the rollout of the first test pylon for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft.
An F-22A wing weapons pylon for issue to a flight line weapons load crew was in the process of being prepped.
BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: The first power-generation pylon will arrives in the port of Umm Qasr next week, according to the chairman of the provincial council's electricity committee on Friday.
Indeed, they were so worried about the Canker Lane pylon that they dared not go too near
Also the field is not shrouded with pylons, the pylon would be over the proposed parking area, not the school itself.