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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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But both are lobbying against high-voltage pylons and the wind turbines that power them.
We're using a massive amount of concrete - over 600 truckloads just for the three pylon foundations.
Instead he discovered their town of Lismore in Co Waterford was one of the areas worst hit by State plans to upgrade the national grid system by erecting hundreds of ugly pylons.
The eight-strong team, who donned protective equipment before being harnessed to the training pylon, doubled their original target to hit over PS12,000, which National Grid has pledged to match.
However they had to wait until power from the pylon was cut to tackle the blaze.
Landowners are not being compensated adequately for pylon damage <Band disturbance, says Robert Moore (inset right) of George F White
The cure for the ugly pylons was there for the bidding years ago, when the whirling raptor-choppers and bat killers were put on to the political agenda, to make sure they would not be erected on Hampstead Heath.
In 2008, Mitsubishi awarded a contract to Spirit AeroSystems to design and build pylons for both the MRJ70 and MRJ90 aircraft models.
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.
A 400,000-volt power line carried by 50-metre high pylons will then link the hub to the National Grid in Shropshire.
POWER TOWER Z SSE director Ian Funnell at the new pylon yesterday
The company's Wichita facility is responsible for the design and manufacturing of the pylon and underwing structure used to mount the aircraft's power plant to the wing.