Pilon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pilon A conical loaf of sugar.
    • Pilon A gratuity given by tradesmen to customers settling their accounts.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., sugar loaf

Usage

In literature:

The lieutenant dismounted before a shop in the Rue des Lombards, at the sign of the Pilon d'Or.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
He has nothing of Pilon's chameleon-like imitativeness.
"French Art" by W. C. Brownell
G. Pilon is so called also (1515-1590).
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
In the Louvre you may see a monument by Germain Pilon that is even more suggestive of this feeling on the part of the artist.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
One also sees in France many works by GERMAIN PILON, who died in 1590.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
It was renewed by Germain Pilon in 1588 and restored in 1685.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
An urchin who was looking on offered to go and find Pere Pilon.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
Two names particularly stand out, those of Jean Goujon and Germain Pilon.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
A shove sent the boat adrift, and the oarsman plied it rapidly toward the Pilon.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
Have Jean Goujon and Germain Pilon done any thing more elegant and lifelike?
"Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good" by Victor Cousin
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In news:

Martin Griff/The Times Chef Robert Foga, left, and co-owner Adam Pilon display a sampling of the fare at the Black Horse Tavern in Newtown, Pa.
John Walker, Luc Pilon, Jean-Claude Dugas, Jeffrey Monroe and Robert Dalley.
Jeff Schrier The Saginaw News Don L Pilon, a Cub Scout leader from Kochville Township, carefully places three cars on a track for a heat of the Boy Scout Pinewood Derby at Fashion Square Mall.
WSJ's Mary Pilon gives an overview of Monopoly, the popular boardgame owned by Hasbro Inc. Related Gaming Videos.
Jordan Bengen scored 15 points and Charlee Pilon added 13 to lead the Tomahawks to a nonleague win over Mount Vernon.
Jordan Bengen scored 15 points and Charlee Pilon added 13 to lead the Tomahawks to a nonleague win over Mount Vernon .
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