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pillar

 [pil´er]
a supporting column, usually occurring in pairs.
p's of fauces folds of mucous membrane at the sides of the fauces.

pil·lar

(pil'ăr),
A structure or part having a resemblance to a column or pillar.
[L. pila]

pillar

/pil·lar/ (pil´er) a supporting column, usually occurring in pairs.
articular pillars  column-like structures formed by the articulation of the superior and inferior articular processes of the vertebrae.
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Articular pillar.
pillars of fauces  folds of mucous membrane at the sides of the fauces.

pil·lar

(pil'ăr)
A structure or part having a resemblance to a column or pillar.
[L. pila]

pillar

a supporting column.

p's of the fauces
folds of mucous membrane at the sides of the throat.
pillar reins
short reins attached to each side of a horse's headstall and fixed to a pillar on each side of the horse, the ties at 5 ft above the ground and the pillars 3 ft apart; method of restraint while grooming or saddling a horse.
ruminal pillar
fleshy ridges which circle the rumen dividing it into dorsal and ventral sacs; lesser coronary pillars demarcate the caudal sacs.
References in classic literature ?
When they saw where she lay, which they had not done till then, they showed no objection, and stood watching her, as still as the pillars around.
demanded Jehan Frollo du Moulin, who, as he was clinging to one of the inner pillars, could not see what was going on outside.
DAERA Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that Pillar I funds for farmers will not be reduced to fund future support to Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and that Coupled Support will not be introduced.
This shielding creates dark "tails" or "elephant trunks," which we see as the dusky body of a pillar, that point away from the brilliant stars.
This is not quite what it seems because the pillars will contain screens onto which cameras will project the view that is blocked by the pillar itself.
This is not quite what it seems because the pillars will contain screens on to which cameras will project the view that is blocked by the pillar itself.
A typical person can expect a replacement rate of about 30 percent from the first pillar.
By now I have added a third bedding pillar to over a dozen rifles and in no case has this worsened the level of accuracy.
A comprehensive assessment of these risks is made by the ECB in the context of its "economic analysis"--one pillar of its monetary policy strategy.
The pillar features different steel thicknesses at varying points, which makes it stronger at critical junctures, such as at the base along the body and at the top where it meets the windshield.
Central Command, the Execution Pillar is eliminating seams between strategic and theater distribution through implementation of the CENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center.