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Synonyms for pedestal

Synonyms for pedestal

a support or foundation

a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)

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an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)

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Outside were several Wieroos that had been eating at the pedestals within.
The Wieroo had seated him at a pedestal by himself, and as he sat waiting for what was next to transpire, he looked about him at the Wieroo in his immediate vicinity.
As he approached the creature which stood now behind a large, flat-topped pedestal beside the alcove, he saw lying upon the smooth surface something that almost elicited a gasp of astonishment from him--a simple, common thing it was, or would have been almost anywhere in the world but Caspak--a square bit of paper!
That you are here, alive, shows that they may not intend to kill you at all, and so there is a chance for you if you do not anger them; but touch him in violence and your bleached skull will top the loftiest pedestal of Oo-oh.
I found a groove ripped in it, about midway between the pedestal of the sphinx and the marks of my feet where, on arrival, I had struggled with the overturned machine.
They came, and then, pointing to the bronze pedestal, I tried to intimate my wish to open it.
Then, again, about the Time Machine: something, I knew not what, had taken it into the hollow pedestal of the White Sphinx.
I cried, leaping to the Pedestal of Truth once more.
The table was of wood painted and varnished to imitate jasper, and the pedestal on which it stood was of the same material, with four eagles' claws projecting from it to support the weight more steadily.
Hester Prynne, meanwhile, kept her place upon the pedestal of shame, with glazed eyes, and an air of weary indifference.
Most sinks and pedestals are secured to the wall and floor, respectively, with lag bolts.
Trilog Group will be showcasing this innovative new solution at Lotusphere 2007 in Orlando, Florida, at pedestals 428 and 429 in the center of the Product Showcase exhibition hall.
Mike Strand, StrandVision founder and CEO, said : 'We are excited to be offering these new commercial displays and pedestals, said .
Mounted directly on the walls or placed on tall pedestals, Youngblood's clay sculptures seemed to undermine the carefully constructed serenity of their environment.
The new pedestals are designed to provide pre-connectorized "patch panel" fiber drops to multi-tenant cell sites, facilitating fast and easy fiber service provisioning to multiple wireless operators.