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telamon(TEL-uh-mon), plural telamones (-MOH-neez)
noun: A figure of a man used as a supporting pillar.
Latin telamon, from Greek, bearer.
Atlas is another word for figure of a man used as a column.
"Even though Dickens never pulled down the temple, he went further than
Thackeray in mocking the pillars of a repressive society--Podsnap a
telamon and Mrs. General a caryatid."
Pray, v. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. -Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), [The Devil's Dictionary, 1906]