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At the top of the worn stone stairway, cut in the pylon, I met Biddy.

Pylon, or Pro-Pylon, the portal or front of an Egyptian temple.

Six days had gone by, and Queen Neter-Tua starved in the pylon tower.

Through the pylon window-place crept the first grey light of dawn.

Remember when we starved in the pylon tower at Memphis, and what befell us there.

From the pylon a superb view may be gained of the ruins of Karnak.

Then the Priest went to the pylon and stood in the shadow of the gate.

Knowest thou that she waited for thee there by the pylon gate?

I hurried through them, and reached the entrance to the pylon that is at the outer gate.

The pylon is much higher than any other point in the building.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, "gateway to an Egyptian temple," from Greek pylon "gateway," from pyle "gate, wing of a pair of double gates; an entrance, entrance into a country; mountain pass; narrow strait of water," of unknown origin. Meaning "tower for guiding aviators" (1909) led to that of "steel tower for high-tension wires" (1923).

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