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1. Mountaineering any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
2. (in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son

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These types of artificial aids have been widely acclaimed by many doctors in the rehabilitation field
Of course Nicky Henderson is not a villain by any recognisable definition, but he is guilty, like scores of others, of losing sight of what is acceptable in terms of employing artificial aid to help their horses before, during and after races.
Instead, it will be an exercise in scouring the books of every Premier League club and finding out who is English and who can walk without artificial aid.
Whenever a sprinter crosses the finish line in a shorter time than any of his predecessors, whenever a cyclist negotiates the Champs-Elysees clad in a shirt of yellow, the suspicion is always the same: that an artificial aid has been involved.
The part calls for Lenska to age 20 years in a couple of hours which she has to achieve without artificial aid.
He said ``For around 80 years councillors were able to speak at City Hall without the artificial aid of a microphone system.
The possibility of Montmartre being fitted with a calming artificial aid was mooted in some quarters after the Aga Khan's grey surged to Arc favouritism with his devastating four-length victory in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris.
The Red Devils were a dispirited and well-beaten bunch long before Shaun Wright-Phillips lashed home another in stoppage time,leaving United to contemplate an unhappy campaign with only the FA Cup to play for and in need of the kind of artificial aid Sir Alex Ferguson was given to help his heart last week.
But Pearce is not embarrassed by the artificial aid.
For decades, older generations in particular have frowned on modern mums for resorting to an artificial aid when it was thought tender loving care and infinite patience would do the job much better.