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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]

pil·lar

(pil'ăr)
A structure or part having a resemblance to a column or pillar.
[L. pila]
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The eastward pillars and their architraves stood up blackly against the light, and the great flame-shaped Sun-stone beyond them; and the Stone of Sacrifice midway.
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.
Carrying his fingers onward he found that what he had come in contact with was a colossal rectangular pillar; by stretching out his left hand he could feel a similar one adjoining.
and the grand hall, with its gilding, its azure, its statues, its pointed arches, its pillars, its immense vault, all fretted with carvings?
The crowd grew more dense every moment, and, like water, which rises above its normal level, began to mount along the walls, to swell around the pillars, to spread out on the entablatures, on the cornices, on the window-sills, on all the salient points of the architecture, on all the reliefs of the sculpture.
Porthos was still behind his pillar. The captain, illumining with trembling pine-torch this frightful carnage, of which he in vain sought the cause, drew back towards the pillar behind which Porthos was concealed.
In the second, building pillars to keep 'em out is purely a Cypriote trick, unworthy of British bees.
Pillars are un-English and provocative, and a waste of wax that is needed for higher and more practical ends," said the Wax-moth from an empty store-cell.
At least we may take the tablets from the walls, though the pillars are too heavy for us to handle; but there should be great storerooms filled with gold--gold that we can carry away upon our backs with ease.
The priests tried to show us, through a small screen, a fragment of the genuine Pillar of Flagellation, to which Christ was bound when they scourged him.
She ought to be set up on a high pillar for people that walk on the ground to raise their eyes up to.
Well, no heart need despair; for there is not a woman that wouldn't at some time or other get down from her pillar for no bigger bribe perhaps than just a flower which is fresh to-day and withered to-morrow.